Grilled Stuffed Zucchini

Grilled Stuffed Zucchini
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  • Total: 23 mins
  • Prep: 13 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
180 Calories
10g Fat
16g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 7g
Calcium 155mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This stuffed zucchini recipe calls for rice as the main stuffing. Any style of rice would work or you can use quinoa if you prefer. Handle with care to keep the stuffing in the squash.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium zucchini
  • 2 cups (475 mL) cooked rice or quinoa
  • 1 cup (240 mL) gouda cheese (shredded)
  • 1 medium tomato (seeded and finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) butter (unsalted and melted)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) dried marjoram

Steps to Make It

1. Cut zucchini lengthwise and scoop out flesh and discard. The shell should be about 1/4 inch thick. Combine remaining ingredients, except cheese, in a medium bowl.

2. Preheat the grill for medium heat. While grill is heating, transfer 1/4 cup of rice mixture into zucchini shells. Top each filled zucchini with cheese. Place onto a lightly oiled grill rack and allow to cook for 10 minutes, When zucchini is soft and cheese is melted, remove from heat and serve.