Grilled Zucchini Boats

Aug 15, 2022, 5:12:00 PM

Try this fresh approach to BBQ with fresh and delicious zucchini. Add a little quinoa, basil, roasted red pepper and cheese for a veggie BBQ meal.


5 zucchini squash, divided in half and seeds scooped out

3/4 cup quinoa

1/2 cup chopped roasted red pepper

1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 cup basil, minced

1/4 cup mozzarella, shredded

1 tbs. olive oil


In a large sauce pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add quinoa and toast until lightly browned. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add 1 1/2 cups of water to mixture and cover the pot until the water starts to boil. Remove to lid and let simmer over medium heat until the quinoa has absorbed all of the liquid (about 20 minutes). Separate with a fork and add mozzarella and basil.

Heat the grill over medium heat. Add zucchini open-side down and grill for 5 minutes until a nice char forms and zucchini is heated through.

Remove zucchini and stuff with quinoa mixture. Enjoy