Saturday, January 4, 2014

Stuffed Zucchini

Okay, disclaimer: this is technically not very Paleo.  Mainly because it uses corn, which doesn't exactly count as Paleo.  Though it is a vegetable in my book, so oh well.  Make these if you want, or change the ingredients if you want.  Regardless, I love this idea, and I really enjoyed this recipe that I found (modified, of course).  As many of you know, I do love stuffed squash meals, and this was no different.  It was great, and even though not totally Paleo, I loved it.  Here is what I did:

Stuffed Zucchini 
(serves 2)
  • 1 zucchini, sliced in half like a hot dog
  • 1/2 c frozen corn
  • 1/2 c red onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1-2 T olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (OPTIONAL)
  • fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper
Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Heat a skillet over medium and add some olive oil.  Scoop out the innards of the zucchini, discard the seeds, and dice up the rest.  Add the corn, onion, garlic, and zucchini bits to the pan and saute for a few minutes until cooked.  Season with salt, pepper, and parsley.

Place the zucchini halves on a baking sheet and scoop the mixture into each one, divided evenly.  If you are using cheese, sprinkle some on top before putting into the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked through.

This is a great, healthy side dish, that you can change up to meet your needs.  Remember, this isn't truly Paleo, so switch ingredients if you want!  Enjoy!

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