Zucchini and Pesto Rice Timbale

These tasty towers are great as a salad or they can also be used as an appetizer. They’re colorful and quick and easy to make.

Serving Size: 4


  • 200 grams white rice, cooked
  • 1 med. zucchini, cut in very thin slices
  • 1/4 cup vegan pesto
  • tomato and chives as garnish


  1. Cook the rice and allow to slightly cool.
  2. Make the pesto (I chose basil but you can use any green pesto of choice.
  3. When the rice has cooled, make sure there is not extra water, if so drain the rice.
  4. Mix the pesto into the rice.
  5. Using a pastry ring, fill the lower 1/4 with the “green” rice.
  6. Place a layer of the zucchini over the rice and then another layer of rice, followed with a second layer of zucchini.
  7. I topped the tower with rice, and garnished with a tomato and a few chives.
  8. However, if you wish, it is also pretty topped with a layer of zucchini and garnish of choice.

2 responses to “Zucchini and Pesto Rice Timbale”

  1. jules says:

    This was great, easy and delicious! Thank you for the recipe

  2. Chris says:

    Hi Jules You are very welcome, I’m glad you liked this.. We did too, and thought it looked so pretty 🙂 Green is my favorite color. I thought this would be a very handy recipe to have, especially for a busy holiday season…but it is yummy any time.

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