Stuffed Zucchini


Zucchini is the perfect veggie to add to your dinner plate! This green beauty is not only rich in potassium, but help prevent heart disease and cancer! There’s so many ways to enjoy a zucchini, but our favorite right now is stuffed zucchini!

Fun fact: Even though zucchini is served as a vegetable, it’s technically a fruit because it comes from a flower: It grows from a golden blossom that blooms under the leaves.

Ingredients (serves 2)
2 big zucchinis
2 garlic cloves  
1 bell pepper
Diced tomatoes
Minced meat (or a vegetarian option if you prefer) 
Grated cheese
Oregano (or other spices you like) 
Salt & pepper
Olive Oil

Heat the oven to 225°C. Cut the zucchinis in half (lengthwise) and scoop out the seed with a spoon. Place them on a baking tray, brush with some olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake in the oven for 6-7 minutes. During this time, brown the minced meat and garlic, before adding the veggies and spices. Top with diced tomatoes and let it simmer, uncovered, for at least 5-6 minutes. When it’s done, add it to the zucchinis, sprinkle with some cheese and let bake for around 20 minutes, but remember to keep an eye on them. Serve with a green salad.

By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: