Vegan stuffed zucchini


You know how everybody gets so worried about getting enough protein or feeling satisfied when it comes to plant based food and I do not blame them, because let's be honest, you really need to make sure you are getting enough nutrients and not only eating empty carbs all day.

I am not a nutritionist nor I do like to count calories or macros, but I do definitely feel when a meal satisfies me or not or if I need to eat tons of it just because my body is asking for more.

I used to love stuffed zucchini back home, my mom used and still make the best stuffed zucchinis, and even though I have made this dish countless times before, this time the filling combination is my absolute favorite.

Here I am using the "lebanese" or "mexican" zucchinis, but feel free to use the regular ones that are more common in the US (the darker green ones).

The easiest and less time consuming way to make this dish is to core the zucchinis the night before! Yes, I have found that once this step is done and out of the way, making this dish becomes less overwhelming!

To core the zucchinis, you need a corer, and you need to make sure you do not break the zucchini by pushing too hard, an easy way to know how far you can go when you core, is to measure the zucchini with your corer and place your thumb a little lower while you core. Not sure if that was clear. Anyway, good luck! lol It will get better for sure with practice.

So after you core the zucchinis, and make sure to preserve the flesh that you core to make a stir fry or omelette later, just keep them in a covered bowl in the fridge.

The cored zucchini shells should be as thin as possible which means you need to core the hell out of the flesh! lol

Once they are all cored and ready, place them in a bowl with enough water to cover them so you can use them tomorrow.

Unless you are willing to cook this meal the same day!

The next day, all you need to do is to mix the filling ingredients together and stuff your zucchinis!

Okay, let's get started!

 

Preparation time: 1 hour total

cooking time: 45 minutes

Servings: 9 stuffed zucchinis