Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

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


Submitted by laurabeth1985

Makes 4 servings



Zucchini with Quinoa Stuffing - An alternative to stuffed bell peppers

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini

1/4 cup Quinoa
2 medium Squash, Summer, Zucchini, Includes Skin
15 oz Cannellini Beans
1 cup chopped raw Grape Tomatoes
0.5 cup, slivered Almonds
2 clove Garlic
3 oz Grated Parmesan Cheese
4 serving Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini

  1. Heat oven to 400 F. In a large saucepan, combine the quinoa and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed, 12 to 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Arrange in a large baking dish, cut-side up.

  3. Fluff the quinoa and fold in the beans, tomatoes, almonds, garlic, cup of the Parmesan, and 3 tablespoons of the oil.

  4. Spoon the mixture into the zucchini. Top with the remaining tablespoon of oil and cup Parmesan. Cover with foil and bake until the zucchini is tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 304.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
448
Calories from Fat
251
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
27.9g
43%
Saturated Fat
6.8g
34%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Sodium
583mg
24%
Potassium
358mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
31.9g
11%
Dietary Fiber
9.1g
36%
Sugars
2.7g
Protein
20.9g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 38% Iron 21%
* 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
88% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
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