Enticing stuffed zucchini boats! Super-yummy and packed with nutrition, these adorable boats are the perfect way to have fun with kids in the kitchen! Discover how to turn a simple vegetable into a delicious, and satisfying dish with an easy filling of sautéed onion, garlic, tomatoes, quinoa, and brown lentils.
Row, row, row your boat……..merrily, merrily, merrily, these are but a dream! Honestly, we’re hooked on these stuffed zucchini boats. They taste as good as they look.
Having struggled cooking with zukes (they turn into an overcooked mess), I was ready to experiment, and find a creative, simple and delicious recipe.
Lately, zucchini boats seem to be the craze. Arn’t they everywhere?! Trying out a a stuffed zucchini boat recipe has been on my ‘to do’ list for a.long.time. And these did not disappoint.
So, it all started when Deepak came home with a bag full of zucchini on Saturday. Of course, I now had a reason to come up with a recipe that we’d all enjoy.
I love the fact that zucchinis can be a smart swap for refined grains, like pasta or bread AND you don’t end up sacrificing any of the flavour. Our pantry always has quinoa and this was an ideal opportunity to put it to good use to assemble a balanced meal – perfect for a light week night dinner or a filling lunchbox option. Any leftover stuffing was enjoyed ‘as is.’ Well, we just couldn’t help ourselves, but nibble.
For those of you who follow me on Instagram or are part of my Facebook foodie~licious group, know the kids are very involved in the kitchen. Most weekends, they get their hands dirty batch cooking with me; a great way for us to spend quality family time and for them to learn about food and cooking. Best of all, they’re learning independence, building focus, confidence and taking care of their own needs.Our eldest, Roohi, scooped out the zucchini, whilst IrshaadKarim chopped the tomatoes and little IzaanAli, our 3-year old washed the veggies and helped with stuffing the boats. It was a fun family affair!
Have you tried to stuff veggies?
So, kuch kuch hota hai? If you try this recipe, would love to hear from you! Leave a comment, rate it, or share a photo and hashtag with #desiliciousrd on Instagram and twitter! Can’t wait to see your photos.