Zucchini Flutes Piped With Basil Ricotta Mousse

Gluten Free
Health score
10%
Zucchini Flutes Piped With Basil Ricotta Mousse
45 min.
4
236kcal
18.1%sweetness
100%saltiness
44.65%sourness
33.44%bitterness
31.9%savoriness
53.05%fattiness
0%spiciness

Ingredients

  • medium zucchini 
  • 0.3 cup basil fresh
  • 0.3 cup basil fresh
  • tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1.5 cups ricotta cheese homemade for the freshest
  • tablespoons parmesan shredded divided ()
  • tablespoon olive oil extra virgin 

Equipment

  • food processor
  • oven
  • baking pan
  • pastry bag

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut stem tips of zucchinis off and discard. Slice lengthwise into two pieces. Take a teaspoon and hollow out each half... scraping away seeds and core until smooth. Be sure to leave about 1/4 inch of flesh or the flute will be too weak. Set on baking tray.
  3. Put the ricotta, basil, garlic, and half of the shredded Parmesan cheese into a food processor and blend until creamy. If too thick... add just a dab of olive oil. But not too much as you need the mousse to stand firm in the zucchini flutes.
  4. Once you reach the desired consistency - scoop the mousse out of processor into a zip lock baggie or pastry bag. If using a baggie, snip off about 1/4" of the corner and squeeze baggie to pipe out mousse into the hollowed section of the zucchini. Stop short of the end by about 1/2", as the ricotta will expand when baking.
  5. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese along the top of flutes.
  6. Put tray of mousse-filled flutes on middle rack of oven, baking for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.
  7. Remove when zucchini is tender to a fork and the cheese has browned slightly. Once flutes are removed from the oven, sprinkle a few ricotta crumbles across the top and lightly drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
  8. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories236kcal
Protein23%
Fat64.59%
Carbs12.41%

Properties

Glycemic Index
59.75
Glycemic Load
1.51
Inflammation Score
-6
Nutrition Score
11.049565217391%

Flavonoids

Kaempferol
0.01mg
Myricetin
0.06mg
Quercetin
0.72mg

Taste

Sweetness:
18.1%
Saltiness:
100%
Sourness:
44.65%
Bitterness:
33.44%
Savoriness:
31.9%
Fattiness:
53.05%
Spiciness:
0%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:235.67kcal
11.78%
Fat:17.22g
26.49%
Saturated Fat:9.11g
56.91%
Carbohydrates:7.44g
2.48%
Net Carbohydrates:6.33g
2.3%
Sugar:2.79g
3.1%
Cholesterol:50.83mg
16.94%
Sodium:166.93mg
7.26%
Protein:13.79g
27.59%
Calcium:279.98mg
28%
Vitamin C:19.33mg
23.43%
Phosphorus:226.68mg
22.67%
Selenium:15.38µg
21.98%
Vitamin K:19.95µg
19%
Vitamin B2:0.3mg
17.46%
Vitamin A:807.51IU
16.15%
Manganese:0.28mg
14.07%
Vitamin B6:0.26mg
12.93%
Potassium:382.96mg
10.94%
Zinc:1.6mg
10.67%
Folate:37.19µg
9.3%
Magnesium:32.99mg
8.25%
Vitamin B12:0.38µg
6.27%
Iron:0.94mg
5.22%
Vitamin E:0.76mg
5.08%
Copper:0.1mg
4.83%
Vitamin B5:0.45mg
4.51%
Vitamin B1:0.07mg
4.48%
Fiber:1.11g
4.45%
Vitamin B3:0.61mg
3.04%
Vitamin D:0.21µg
1.41%
Source:Foodista