Mediterranean Zucchini Boats

Mediterranean Zucchini Boats

This time of year always means lots and lots of tasty, home grown vegetables, and many of us have an abundance of zucchini that we may not know quite what to do with. This Mediterranean Zucchini Boats recipe is a side dish that I saw in a Whole Foods while I was working on GOOD FOOD in 2009, and I simply had to include it in the book. The finished product is delicious hot or cold. It probably won’t last long enough for you to taste it cold.

Mediterranean Zucchini Boats Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini, approximately 8 – 10 inches long
  • 2/3 – 3/4 cups grape tomatoes, lightly diced
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cups Greek Feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pitted black olives, lightly diced
  • 1/4 cup pepita seeds or raw pine nuts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
  • A drizzle of olive oil (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cut the zucchini in half, lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds with a teaspoon, forming a “ditch” for the other ingredients.
  3. Cut a slim length of the skin on the bottom of the zucchini, so it will sit steadily on the plate.
  4. Combine all the other ingredients and distribute them evenly into the four zucchini halves.
  5. Bake until zucchini is just cooked, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. You may want to drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil over the finished product.

Original recipe available on GoodFood.com.

Mediterranean Zucchini Boats

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. “I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy.” Learn More