Paleo for Kids | Zucchini Pesto Rollatini

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Tried something more exotic Paleo food this time. Got Samantha as the sous chef. There's nothing better than having the kids involve in preparing for the food. It encourages them to eat them.

Hehehe. Anyways, today's recipe is inspired by PaleOMG's zucchini pesto roll ups.

But I call mine Zucchini Pesto Rollatini.

  • zucchini, ends removed, sliced ¼ inch thick lengthwise
  • sausages 
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 3 extra tablespoons olive oil to cook your zucchini with

  1. Heat up your grill.
  2. Slice your zucchini with a knife or using a mandoline.
  3. Place your zucchini in a bowl with 3 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper, and a pinch of garlic powder then use your hands to mix it and coat the zucchini.
  4. Place your sausages on the grill along with your zucchini.
  5. While the zucchini and sausages are cooking, make your pesto.
  6. Using mortar and pestle, pounds walnuts, garlic clove, and basil. Add olive oil. 
  7. Then add lemon juice and salt and pepper.
  8. Once your zucchini are cooked through and sausage are completely cooked through, remove them to let cool. 
  9. When your zucchini are cool to the touch, use a spoon to spread the pesto down the center of the zucchini strip and cut off an inch or so piece of sausage.
  10. Wrap the zucchini around the sausage and use a toothpick to hold it in place. 
  11. If they're too big for kids to bite, simply unroll them up, chop the zucchinis and mix all of them. It tastes great all the same.