Grilled Stuffed Zucchini –

Grilled Stuffed Zucchini

  By lentilsorg  ,   

July 13, 2015

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This stuffed zucchini is both filling and healthy.

  • Prep: 25 Minutes
  • Cook: 10 Minutes
  • 25 Minutes

    10 Minutes

    35 Minutes

  • Yields: 4-8


  1. Pour the oil into a small ramekin and add the garlic; stir a bit and set aside. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scrape out the insides, leaving about 1/4-inch thick zucchini shells. Brush them all over with the garlicky oil.
  2. Roughly chop the scooped-out zucchini. Pour the rest of the garlicky oil into a medium skillet set over medium-high heat and sauté the onion and chopped zucchini for 3-4 minutes, until soft. Add the lentils and cook until any excess moisture has cooked off. Transfer to a bowl and toss with the breadcrumbs, half the grated cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Season the zucchini with salt and pepper, then stuff the zucchini shells with the mixture while you preheat the grill to medium-high. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and grill the stuffed zucchini for about 10 minutes, lowering the lid to help melt the cheese and moving around if there are any hot spots, until tender and charred on the bottom. Serve immediately.


¼ cup (60 mL) olive or canola oil

1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped

4 medium zucchini

1 small onion, finely chopped

½ cup (125 mL) cooked or canned green lentils, drained and rinsed

½ cup (125 mL) fresh or dry breadcrumbs

½ cup (125 mL) grated aged Gouda, Parmesan, or crumbled feta

salt and freshly ground black pepper


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 half zucchini
Sodium240 mg
Potassium97 mg
Protein4 g
Cholesterol5 mg
Sugar1 g
Total Fat7 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Carbohydrates9 g
Dietary Fiber2 g