Zucchini and Cheddar Melt

Zucchini and Cheddar Melt

From   Hi Tea

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Continental

These open sandwiches are simply delicious with zucchini adding a special flavour


  • Green zucchini ½
  • Yellow zucchini ½
  • Cheddar cheese, grated 100 gms
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • Olive oil 2 tbsps
  • Button mushrooms, thinly sliced 5 to 6
  • Garlic, chopped 5 cloves
  • Dried thyme 1 tsp
  • Focaccia bread 1


  • Thinly slice both the zucchinis and put into a bowl. Add salt, pepper powder and 2 tsps olive oil and marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180º C.
  • Heat 2 tsps oil on a non-stick grill pan, place the zucchini slices on it and grill, turning sides, for 2 minutes on each side. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Add remaining oil in the same pan, add mushrooms, garlic, thyme, black pepper powder and salt and mix and saute for 2-3 minutes. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Mix zucchini and mushrooms.
  • Slice the Focaccia bread into medium thick slices and arrange them on a baking tray. Spread a layer of zucchini and mushrooms on each slice. Top with grated cheddar cheese. Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts.
  • Arrange the baked slices on a serving platter and serve hot.