Mediterranean Stuffed Zucchini

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Diabetic Friendly

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the zucchini in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add enough water to cover and boil about 5 minutes, or just until tender.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Prepare a baking pan with nonstick pan spray.
  5. Split the zucchini in half lengthwise; leaving a 1/4-inch shell,.
  6. scoop out the pulp.
  7. Chop the pulp from 1 zucchini; set aside.
  8. Save the rest for another use (mixed vegetables, soup, or stew).
  9. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick saucepan.
  10. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the chopped zucchini pulp and all the other ingredients except.
  11. the pine nuts and tomato sauce.
  12. Cover and simmer over low heat 15 minutes, or until the rice is almost tender.
  13. Toast the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes until light brown and fragrant.
  14. Stir them into the rice mixture.
  15. Stuff the mixture into the zucchini shells.
  16. Arrange the zucchini on the prepared baking pan and pour the tomato sauce.
  17. over and around the shells.
  18. Cover with foil; bake 25 to 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

A great blend of flavours - Middle Eastern in style - in the filling. Very tasty indeed. :) I made these exactly to the recipe using Recipe #273976 and served them with several pasta dishes to three lunch guests who greatly enjoyed them. This would also be a delicious side-dish to many meat dishes. The unused zucchini flesh I added, of course, to my freezer bag of ingredients for when I make my next batch of Recipe #135453. Thank you for sharing this recipe, Lorrie. Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders.

bluemoon downunder March 28, 2009

This was very tasty. I had found some Mediterranean zucchini at the market and wanted to do something to highlight this new-to-me vegetable. I loved the combination of cinnamon along with the rice, raisins and pinenuts - and, of course, the tomatoes. The tomato sauce poured on top could have benefited from. . . maybe some additional seasoning. The zucchinis also reheated well for lunch the next day. Thank you for a great, guilt-free recipe!

KrisLady September 06, 2008

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