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Roasted Vegetarian Taco Zucchini Boats

Zucchini boats are a family favorite in our house. This recipe is packed with protein and baked to perfection. For added flavor, top with fresh cilantro and plain Greek yogurt.

Roasted Vegetarian Taco Zucchini Boats

Roasted Vegetarian Taco Zucchini Boats

Zucchini boats are a family favorite in our house. This recipe is packed with protein and baked to perfection. For added flavor, top with fresh cilantro and plain Greek yogurt.

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, diced
  • 1 cup low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Hollow out center of zucchini halves with spoon or melon baller, leaving ¼-inch thick outer shell. Brush with 1 Tbsp. oil and place on large baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Mix cooked quinoa, pepper, beans, corn, tomatoes, onion, taco seasoning and garlic powder in large bowl.
  4. Scoop mixture in zucchini halves. Top with salsa and cheese.
  5. Bake 30 minutes, or until zucchini is tender and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 428Total Fat: 12gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 296mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 10gSugar: 10gProtein: 12g

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Amber Gray

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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