Middle Eastern Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

Looking for an easy Middle Eastern Stuffed Zucchini recipe? Learn how to make Middle Eastern Stuffed Zucchini using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hananabanana

Makes 4 servings



A Middle Eastern recipe for stuffed summer squashes. You can also use long thin eggplants. From allrecipes.com

Recipe Ingredients for Middle Eastern Stuffed Zucchini

1/4 pound ground lamb
1/4 cup basmati rice or regular
2 cups tomato puree, divided
1/2 teaspoon dried mint
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 small zucchini or yellow squash
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried mint

Recipe Directions for Middle Eastern Stuffed Zucchini

  1. Mix together the ground lamb, basmati rice, 2 tablespoons tomato puree, 1/2 teaspoon mint, salt, and pepper; mix well, and set aside.

  2. Slice the ends off of the zucchinis and hollow out the centers using an apple corer. Stuff with lamb mixture.

  3. Stir together the remaining tomato puree with 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large skillet. Place the stuffed zucchini into the sauce, and add enough water to cover the zucchini. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.

  4. Stir in the garlic, lemon juice, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of mint. Recover, and simmer an additional 15 minutes. To serve, cut the zucchini crosswise into rounds and arrange on a serving plate. Spoon sauce over the top.

Categories

Rice, Vegetables, Main Dish, Middle Eastern

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 289.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
164
Calories from Fat
23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.6g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
651mg
27%
Potassium
977mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
25.0g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3.9g
16%
Sugars
8.1g
Protein
12.3g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 59%
Calcium 5% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in iron
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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