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EASY HEALTHY RECIPE – Zucchini Boats 2 Ways


Zucchini Boats are the newest low-carb trend and oh buoy are they making a wave! Check out how we add two fun and tasty twists to this healthy dish.

1. SOUTHWESTERN STUFFED ZUCCHINI

Ingredients:

4 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the middle to create zucchini boat (discard scooped out pulp)

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
½ jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
½ cup fresh or frozen corn (thawed)
½ cup black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup salsa
2 tsp fresh lime juice
¼ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp chili powder
¼ tsp kosher salt
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 425ºF. Place hollowed out zucchini halves in a 13x9-inch baking dish. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, red pepper, garlic and jalapeno, cooking for 4 minutes until softened. Stir in corn, black beans, salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder and salt, continuing to cook 1–2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Generously fill each zucchini half and sprinkle cheddar cheese over top. Bake for 15–20 minutes until heated through and cheese has melted.

Serves 6-8

2. MEDITERRANEAN STUFFED ZUCCHINI

Ingredients:

4 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the middle to create zucchini boat (discard scooped out pulp)

1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 small green pepper, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 cup crumbled Feta cheese
¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
¼ cup chopped Kalamata olives
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, finely minced
½ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup crumbled Feta cheese, for topping

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 425ºF. Place hollowed out zucchini in a 13x9-inch baking dish. In a large bowl, toss together red pepper, green pepper, tomatoes, Feta, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and generously fill each zucchini half. Top with remaining ¼ cup Feta cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until heated through.

Serves 6-8


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