A Meatless Meal Win!

I've struggled to find meatless meals that are filling enough, but also not super carb-y. A lot of meatless meal ideas I find are always loaded with beans or rice, which are fine in moderation, but I still try to stay away from having them regularly, especially in the evenings. So when I stumbled upon this Mediterranean Stuffed Zucchini recipe with only 6 carbs in a serving I knew it was something I had to try out. The verdict? They were DELICIOUS!

Here's what you'll need:

6 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise
olive oil
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 medium yellow squash, chopped
8 oz Feta cheese, crumbled 
2 c. grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 c. fresh parsley, finely chopped**
1/4 c. fresh basil, finely chopped**

**I thought that using just one or the other of these would be fine. The taste was powerful enough that I think either/or would have been plenty!
Preheat your oven to 475. Then the fun part, and also the forearm workout part. Scoop out the "guts" of your zucchini so it forms a boat. Your arm will burn unless you are a professional body builder. Keep all the guts, chop 'em up good and set them aside.
Brush the boats with a little bit of olive oil and then place them upside-down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, remove and let cool.

While those are baking, heat 1/4 cup olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the garlic, onion, salt and pepper and saute until it's soft (3 to 5 minutes). Then, add the zucchini guts back in along with the squash. 
Saute everything until most of the liquid is gone - roughly 10 minutes. Remove and let cool for a little.  Sidenote- when you slice up your tomatoes try not to eat all half of them… yes, they look delicious and yes you need them on your zucchinis! 
Then add in the feta cheese, tomatoes, parsley and basil. Mix well and then add that delicious mixture to the zucchini boats. Again, you may be tempted to eat this bowl of mush all by itself… it will smell SO GOOD at this point! Just trust me and proceed on with the actual recipe.

Bake until the top is slightly browned, about 20 minutes. Serve, eat, enjoy. Repeat.
Does your family have any favorite meatless meals?

13 comments

  1. Those do look and sound pretty amazing!!

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  2. Yep. Making this next week. We pretty much have all of those ingredients except the zucchini sooo CALEB LET'S GO SHOPPING!!! ;)

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  3. Oh my gosh, I want one right now. They look awesome! Bookmarrrrrked.

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  4. Drooling. Looks delicious! Is it lunch time yet?!

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  5. I've recently learned to like zucchini so now this looks delicious to me!!! :)

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    1. It turned out even better than I expected! :)

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  7. Can't wait to try this once I'm done the Whole30. I never thought I would like zucchini but I'm obsessed!

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  8. This sounds like a great recipe to use at summer cookouts! Thanks Erin!

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  9. THOSE LOOK AMAZING! Caps are necessary to capture the excitement I feel for this meal :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. That looks delicious! Might even get my husband to eat it! :)

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