quinoa-stuffed yellow zucchini

In baking, brunch, culinary experiments, dinner, easy weeknight meals, gluten-free, leftovers, lunch, vegetarian on 05.02.11 at 8:18 pm

one word: veggie-licious! 

and so the fascination with yellow zucchini continues… this time around, i thought i’d create my version of stuffed zucchini, inspired by fellow foodie blogger our life in food.

– preheat oven to 375F

zucchini bowls:
– 1 organic yellow zucchini (sliced lengthwise in half)
– use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeded content of the zucchini halves, creating a boat-shaped form for each half.
– rough chop the seeded content removed from the zucchini. set aside.

the quinoa:
– bring to a boil: 1 cup (250mL) organic quinoa & 2 cups water in a small pot (no cover)
– then reduce to simmer, cover pot and cook until the water is absorbed into the grains (approx 10-12 min). it’s ready when the grain is translucent.
– allow to cool, then fluff w/ a fork. set aside.

veggie quinoa stuffing:
combine the following ingredients in prep bowl:
– 1 yellow tomato (diced)
– 1/2 red tomato (diced)
– 3 fresh organic radishes (thinly sliced, cut into halves)
– dash of salt
– 3 tbsp fresh italian parsley (finely chopped)
– seeded content from zucchini halves (rough chop)
– 1 cup organic quinoa (cooked)
– 2 tbsp light creamcheese (at room temperature)
– 1/4 cup light mozzarella cheese (grated). reserve a small portion of grated mozzarella for topping
– season w/ ground black peppercorns to taste
– fold ingredients until combined well

heaping bowls of organic goodness:
– generously stuff zucchini halves w/ veggie quinoa
– sprinkle grated mozzarella for melted topping
– bake for 12-15min at 375F until cheese is melted and zucchini is semi-softened

food styling:
– serve quinoa-stuffed zucchini w/ organic mixed greens & honey dijon creamy dressing (or your fave salad dressing)
– season w/ ground black peppercorns
– pairs nicely with a crisp white wine

leftover redux:
– perk up leftover quinoa stuffing w/ bell peppers… check out the previous yumyumyummers recipe for quinoa pepper sushi rolls

  1. Wow, look at how colorful that filling is. So nice. That’s it. I’m buying radishes. I’ll just have to make a separate one for my wife!


    • who knew that radishes were such a versatile ingredient?! stay tuned for more radish-infused culinary experiments… still have a few more radishes left in the fridge, so i tried another recipe for dinner tonight. yummers.


  2. Gorgeous! I absolutely love quinoa and yellow squash, so this is my kind of dish!


  3. This looks amazing! LOVE quinoa (as you know from my quinoa oat cookies) and i love squash! Perf dish!


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