Well hello fellow foodies! It’s been more than a month since my last post and I feel totally ashamed :) I lost my cooking mojo for a while there because of a few large online projects I was working on with clients. There are just not enough hours in the day to keep up with a full time job, a part time job and 2 blogs. Oye!

That being said, last night I FINALLY found some time prepare something new that I’ve been wanting to make for a while. It turned out to be even more delicious than I imagined – STUFFED ZUCCHINI! The combination of the onions, garlic, tomatoes and feta cheese make for a delightful way to dress up regular old zucchini.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 medium sized zucchinis
  • 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • Salt and Pepper(to taste)

Instructions

  1. Fill medium sized pot with water and bring to a boil
  2. Cut zucchini’s in half long-ways and boil in water until soft (not mushy- about 7-8 mins)
  3. When zucchini’s are finished, lay on plate and scoop out center pulp with a spoon, creating a boat-like pocket. Set aside on a dish.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in skillet over medium heat
  5. Add chopped onions and garlic to oil and simmer for 5-7 minutes (you want them to brown but not burn)
  6. Add diced tomatoes, pinch of salt and pinch of pepper to skillet and stir in with onions and garlic for 1 minute.
  7. Add feta into skillet mixture and toss. Remove from heat so cheese doesn’t melt.
  8. Spoon skillet mixture into zucchini boats. I sprinkled them with extra pepper because I like spice, but you don’t have to!

A happy, relatively healthy snack to share :)

Happy Eats!
@ashkalei

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