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Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats - a fresh, simple way to enjoy the end of summer | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Well friends, my obsession with zucchini continues.

But since summer is almost over, this obsession will be short lived. Pretty soon (as in probably next week), pumpkin will becoming back into style. So, I thought I'd squeeze in one more zucchini recipe before we move into September.

And I couldn't be happier with this one. These quinoa stuffed zucchini boats are a super simple, super delicious, super healthy meal that encapsulates all the wonderfulness of summer into one dish. 

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats - a fresh, simple way to enjoy the end of summer | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats - a fresh, simple way to enjoy the end of summer | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

We start with the lemon herb quinoa that I shared with you last week, which has tons of fresh herbs, bright citrus flavors and roasted hazelnuts to round everything out. From there, it's as simple as scooping out the zucchini seeds, filling the little “boats” with the quinoa and baking them to perfection.

Of course, I had to include a cashew sauce because cashew sauces are my life blood.

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats - drizzled in a quick lemon cashew cream sauce | gluten-free + vegan | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

I opted for a quick lemon cashew cream sauce which I found on the Whole Foods site. It was thick, creamy and delicious and the lemon popped against the toasty quinoa flavors.

Oh and since I used my herb quinoa salad, I skipped the chives since I felt like this salad already had enough going on.

These Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a SIMPLE and delicious weeknight meal | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

The trick to totally nailing this dish is to not overcook the zucchini. You want it to be soft without getting mushy. For me, that meant baking for about 20 minutes – the zucchini still had a little crunch to it and held up nicely when you sliced into it.

As I'm looking at the photos as I'm typing up this post, I'm realizing this might have been one of my favorite dishes of the summer. It's so great as a quick, weeknight option, can be adapted with what you have on hand and is surprisingly filling too. Light, flavorful and fun to make, we've really got it all here!

These HEALTHY and EASY quinoa stuffed zucchini boats are a great way to use up some summer produce | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

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Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These quinoa stuffed zucchini boats are a super simple, super delicious, super healthy meal that encapsulates all the wonderfulness of summer into one dish. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword summer, zucchini
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 107 kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 1 batch Lemon Herb Quinoa
  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 batch Lemon Cashew Dressing

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 baking dish and set aside.
  2. Prepare the quinoa according to the recipe. Leave in the mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Chop the little ends off the zucchini, then slice them lengthwise. With a spoon, scoop out the insides (seeds, etc.) to form little boats. You should have 8 total.
  4. Place the boats in the baking dish then stuff each with quinoa (the amount will vary depending on the size of your zucchini).
  5. Bake the zucchini for 20 - 25 minutes until the quinoa is starting to brown and the zucchini has softened.
  6. While the zucchini is baking, whip up the cashew sauce. Set aside until you're ready to serve.
  7. Remove the zucchini from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. When ready to serve, drizzle with cashew sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 443mg13%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 23.3mg28%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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These super quick Quinoa Zucchini Boats make for a healthy + delicious weeknight meal | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

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