Recipe: Fresh Zucchini Boats

April 4, 2016 |  by  |  Eats, Recipes

Fresh Zucchini Boats: 3ten.ca

Fresh zucchini boats – the perfect dinner on this beautifully sunny spring day. Not only are they fresh (well, by fresh I mean not all hot and filled with melted cheese), but they are tasty, too. In this recipe I cook the zucchini first and then add the other ingredients – I don’t bake them all together. Let’s get cooking.

Ingredients:

  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 ears of corn (I used can because my grocer was out)
  • 2 cups of black beans (I soak my own, better than using a can)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of ground chili spice
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

First, gather all of your ingredients – the fresher, the better! Set the oven 350 degrees on roast.

Fresh Zucchini Boats: 3ten.ca

This is one of my favourite chili spices – it’s very spicy, so use sparingly at first, until you begin to understand it’s heat. So good.

Fresh Zucchini Boats: 3ten.ca

Time to prep the zucchini. Cut the ends off and then cut the zucchini lengthwise in half and then horizontally in half, so you’ve got 4 pieces. Lay them skin side up on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1/2 the olive oil. Roast in the oven for 12-17 minutes, until the centre is cooked.

While the boats are roasting, cook the corn and the black in a pan with 1/2 the oil and all the spice – you want it to roast and blacken just a bit. Take off the heat and set aside.

Fresh Zucchini Boats: 3ten.ca

When the zucchini is done, cut out the middle and then fill up!

Fresh Zucchini Boats: 3ten.ca

Load up with the corn and black bean mixture and then top with cheese and cilantro.

Done – time to eat.

Fresh Zucchini Boats: 3ten.ca

So fresh and so tasty looking. Enjoy.

Fresh Zucchini Boats: 3ten.ca

Fresh Zucchini Boats: 3ten.ca

Happy Monday – perhaps you’ll enjoy this recipe if you participate in meatless Mondays! Who knows – either way, enjoy your time in the kitchen. See you soon.

Recipe: Fresh Zucchini Boats
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 ears of corn (I used can because my grocer was out)
  • 2 cups of black beans (I soak my own, better than using a can)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of ground chili spice
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Instructions
  1. First, gather all of your ingredients - the fresher, the better! Set the oven 350 degrees on roast.
  2. Time to prep the zucchini. Cut the ends off and then cut the zucchini lengthwise in half and then horizontally in half, so you've got 4 pieces. Lay them skin side up on a baking sheet and drizzle with ½ the olive oil. Roast in the oven for 12-17 minutes, until the centre is cooked.
  3. While the boats are roasting, cook the corn and the black in a pan with ½ the oil and all the spice - you want it to roast and blacken just a bit. Take off the heat and set aside.
  4. When the zucchini is done, cut out the middle and then fill up!
  5. Load up with the corn and black bean mixture and then top with cheese and cilantro. Done - time to eat.

 

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