Want to make a zucchini slice that’s a little bit fancy! This Tomato, Prosciutto & Zucchini Slice looks great, tastes amazing and is so easy!
Scroll down to the bottom of the post for my Tomato, Prosciutto & Zucchini Slice recipe…
Welcome to our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! Once again we had an amazing collection of recipes linked up last week…. 65 delicious sweet and savoury recipes to be exact! I don’t know about you, but these FFF parties are making it super easy for me to decide what to make for dinner or what to bake on the weekend… soooo many great ideas! Anyway, after much serious thinking and deliberation (hehe well actually I was multi-tasking between choosing my favourite recipes and watching trashy TV, but never mind!), here are my five favourite picks from last weeks party:
1. For me, some of my favourite memories from when I was little was baking with my mum on weekends. And so there was no way I could go past Just A Mum’s recipe for Apple Shortcake that was handed down to her from her Grandma (yep grandma’s really do have the best recipes!). I totally believe that cooking should be all about sharing beautiful food with your favourite people… and this recipe would be perfect for doing just that!
2. Last year I went to a macaron baking class with some friends and when I left I was all motivated to make my own beautiful macarons. But to date I have made…. zero! Thankfully, Delicious by Ana has inspired me with her gorgeous creations and now I know I really must get cracking and make some of my own!
3. Glenda from Healthy Stories always keeps me on track when I need a fix of good, wholesome and healthy food after all my sugarific episodes (ahem I am totally blaming the 1 minute mug cakes for my recent sugar bursts!). Anyway, her Spiced Fig and Orange Porridge is to-die-for and it’s also the perfect breakfast on the chilly mornings we’ve been having lately.
5. Finally, if you’re after a sugar fix (at 3pm every single afternoon!!!!) then you really must try these Baked Strawberry Donuts from Dorm Room Baker. PS – we are pretty excited to have a US food blogger joining our little foodie party too.
Don’t forget to pop over and check out the lovely Lauren’s picks at Create Bake Make too!
And now I’d love to share my ‘little bit fancy’ Tomato, Prosciutto & Zucchini Slice recipe with you…
I am a huge zucchini slice fan. In fact, there’s been times that I have taken it to work for lunch every single day for a whole week (hmm perhaps I didn’t love it so much by the end of the week!). Anyway, while there is nothing wrong with the traditional version of zucchini slice, there’s also nothing wrong with mixing it up a little. You know, adding a little spice to life, or whatever the saying is! Umm, is it sad that I’m talking about adding spice to life by changing a zucchini slice recipe???
So now that winter is here (damn you winter….), it was definitely time to make a zucchini slice for a yummy, warm lunch. Now, in a roundabout way, I actually have to thank my husband for this recipe. You see, he did the grocery shopping on the weekend for us. Yep totally on his own. I LOVE it when he does the grocery shopping, because not only do I not have to do it, but he always comes home with the best stuff. He is literally like a kid in a candy store! This time we ended up with two blocks of chocolate and a bag of M&Ms. Sweet!!! But we also ended up with a truckload of prosciutto!! Normally I order about 100g (considering there’s only two of us), but god knows how much he got. It was A LOT. Mind you, I was not going to question why we would need such a huge portion of prosciutto, because the chance of him doing the groceries again would have probably gone down… and I did not want that to happen.
And so, I had a little brainwave and decided to make a Tomato, Prosciutto & Zucchini Slice. I know bacon or ham is the usual when it comes to zucchini slice, but prosciutto just has such a beautiful, rich flavour and it really did make the slice even better. I also added some cute little halved cherry tomatoes on top and voila, there you have it, a slightly fancier version of zucchini slice!
Oh yep and if you’re wondering, I did secretly include a couple of carrots and an onion in the slice too! This Tomato, Prosciutto & Zucchini Slice is seriously one of the best ways possible to eat heaps of vegetables without even knowing you’re doing so.
Scroll below the recipe for adjusted Thermomix instructions.
- 100 grams cheddar cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
- 375 grams zucchini (about 2 zucchinis), grated
- 2 carrots, grated
- 1 onion, large, finely chopped
- 75g prosciutto, finely chopped
- 5 eggs
- 150 grams self raising flour (1 cup)
- 50 grams vegetable oil
- 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
- salt and peper to taste
- Preheat oven to 170°C.
- Grease and line a 30 x 20cm lamington pan.
- Beat the eggs in a large bowl until combined.
- Add the flour and beat until smooth, then add zucchini, carrot, onion, prosciutto, cheese and oil and stir to combine.
- Pour into the prepared pan.
- Place the halved cherry tomatoes into the top of the slice.
- Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through.
Preheat oven to 170°C.
Grease and line a 30 x 20cm lamington pan.
Cube cheddar cheese, place in the TM bowl and grate on 5 secs / speed 6. Set aside.
Place zucchini, carrot, onion and prosciutto in the TM bowl and chop on speed 5 for 3-4 seconds.
Add SR flour, oil, eggs and salt/pepper to the TM bowl and mix on speed 4 for 20 seconds.
Add grated cheese and combine all ingredients on speed 3 for 30-40 seconds on reverse.
Pour into the prepared pan.
Place the halved cherry tomatoes into the top of the slice.
Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through.
Lauren from Create Bake Make & Lucy from Bake Play Smile have put their chocolate filled minds together, to bring you the newest and yummiest link up party in town…. Fabulous Foodie Fridays.Each week we’ll select 5 of our favourite recipes to feature on the following Fabulous Foodie Fridays link up party, so be sure to check back and see if your recipe is featured.
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