Zucchini With Quinoa Stuffing

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  • Serves 4
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 452 calories
    • Fat 28 g
    • Sat Fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 15 mg
    • Sodium 883 mg
    • Protein 20 g
    • Carbohydrate 34 g
    • Sugar 5 g
    • Fiber 7 g


  1. Check 1/2cup quinoa, rinsed
  2. Check 4medium zucchini
  3. Check 115-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed
  4. Check 1cup grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
  5. Check 1/2cup almonds, chopped (about 2 ounces)
  6. Check 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  7. Check 3/4cup grated Parmesan (3 ounces)
  8. Check 4tablespoons olive oil


  1. Heat oven to 400° F. In a large saucepan, combine the quinoa and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed, 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Arrange in a large baking dish, cut-side up.
  3. Fluff the quinoa and fold in the beans, tomatoes, almonds, garlic, ½ cup of the Parmesan, and 3 tablespoons of the oil.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the zucchini. Top with the remaining tablespoon of oil and ¼ cup Parmesan. Cover with foil and bake until the zucchini is tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.