Stuffed Zucchini (vegetarian)

vegetarian stuffed zucchini recipe

I love zucchini. In any way, shape and form. Usually I just bake them with some sea salt and sweet potatoes on the side, but it was time to mix things up a little.

Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini

2 medium zucchini cut in half, lengthwise
2 TBS of olive oil
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1TSP very finely chopped garlic
1 can organic black beans
2/3 cup frozen corn kennels
1/3 cup three blend cheese
sea salt and pepper to taste
3 thick slices of goat cheese
few cherry tomatoes

vegetarian lunch ideas

1. Preheat the oven to 400F (205C). Using a small spoon scoop out the “meaty” part of the zucchini.
2. Heat up the olive oil on a large skillet, add onion and garlic and cook  on medium heat until garlic becomes fragrant.
2. Once the onion is soft and garlic becomes fragrant add the beans and corn to the skillet and cook for another 5 minutes. Add some sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and Tabasco, to taste.
4. Remove the skillet from the heat and add three blend cheese while mixing the beans together.
5. Fill in zucchini halves with prepared bean and corn mix and top off with few slices of cherry tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese.
6. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the zucchini is soft. If you like yours a bit crunchy, take them out a bit earlier.

vegetarian zucchini lunch ideas

These were absolutely delicious, you can have them as a side dish, or alone for lunch or dinner. I didn’t have any fresh cilantro handy, but you can also top the zucchini off with that and some fresh lime dressing (just mix some freshly squeezed lime juice with some honey, olive oil, salt and pepper).

Happy Sunday girls!


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    May 25, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Oh wow all the foods look so yum!

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    May 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    ohh this looks so delicious and quite healthy!!
    I’m a vegetarian myself so this recipe is perfect! I haven’t had zucchini in a while so I’m actually craving some now!

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    May 25, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    This looks so good! I love zucchini as well, I never thought to stuff them
    Great recipe Paula :)

    • Reply
      May 27, 2014 at 11:50 am

      Thanks so much Christel!

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    Sophie Sierra
    May 25, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Another gorgeous recipe, love, love LOVE! :D

    I’m mostly opting for vegetarian dishes these days so I will have to try this someday. The fresh lime dressing sounds like the perfect finishing touch, and it looks like the perfect weekend treat that’s healthy yet yummy ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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      May 27, 2014 at 11:53 am

      Thanks Sophie!!! I try not to eat meat at all-maybe with an exception of occasional bite of chicken on the weekend here and there. I’m just so much into veggies and fruit at the moment, they taste great and very light, especially during this beautiful weather that we’ve been having lately. ;)

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    May 26, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Oh this looks so delicious! I’ve never had it before, so I really need to try this out! :)


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    May 27, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Oooh, yummy!! I love that it’s vegetarian and features cheese because I’m a vegetarian who likes cheese! haha! I love cilantro too! Will definitely try this out, thanks, Paula! <3

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    May 27, 2014 at 11:20 am

    mmm♥ this recipe looks absolutely fantastic!:)

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    May 27, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Wow, this looks so yummy. *__*

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      May 29, 2014 at 8:49 am

      Thanks Nessa!

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    May 29, 2014 at 9:43 am

    wow…that looks amazing!!!


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