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Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


These Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini boats are are great gluten free entree you can enjoy during Passover and all year round! Vegan and gluten free


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 3 large zucchini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 baby bella mushrooms, chopped very small
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • Sauce
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1-28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint


  1. Bring water to a boil. Add salt and quinoa, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain well and set aside
  2. Cut each zucchini in half, then cut each half in two, lengthwise (you will end up with 4 pieces per zucchini). Gently, remove the inside of each piece using a spoon (do not discard), being careful not break the skin. Set aside
  3. Preheat the oven to 375F
  4. Chop the flesh of the zucchini that you removed. In a large non stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add garlic, chopped zucchini and mushrooms and cook over medium-high heat for 6-7 minutes, stirring often. Add salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar and cook for another minute. Transfer to a bowl, add cooked quinoa and walnuts, toss well and set aside
  5. To prepare the sauce, heat 1 tablespoon if olive oil in a large, deep skillet. Add garlic and cook over medium heat for about 30 seconds. Add canned tomatoes, salt and pepper and continue cooking, covered for 6-7 minutes. Add lemon and mint, cook for another 3 minutes
  6. Coat a 13x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. ladle about 2/3 of the sauce on the bottom. Spoon quinoa mixture into the emptied zucchini pieces and arranged them over the sauce. Ladle the rest of the sauce on top. Cover with tin foil and bake for 30 minute. Remover the foil and cook for another 20 minutes. Serve warm
  • Category: entree
  • Cuisine: passover


  • Serving Size: 1 boat
  • Calories: 121
  • Sugar: 4.3
  • Sodium: 450
  • Fat: 7
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 13
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 3.5
  • Cholesterol: 0