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Zucchini Boats
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Vegan Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Zucchini stuffed with a mix of onions, peppers, chickpeas, and spices then covered in a creamy vegan cheese sauce. They are the ideal lunch, side, or appetizer!
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine Mexican Style
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 325kcal
Author Ligia Lugo

Ingredients

Zucchini boats

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper diced
  • 15 ounce can of chickpeas drained
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 4 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • Fresh herbs to garnish

Cheese sauce

  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tbsp tapioca flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika

Instructions

Cheese sauce

  • In a small sauce pan mix and cooked all ingredients for cheese sauce

Zucchini boats

  • Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Cut center flesh out about ½ inch deep and save flesh for later.
    Zucchini Boats cut diagonal
  • Chop up scooped out zucchini flesh.
    Zucchini Boats scoop
  • In a large skillet, heat oil and add onion, and cook for 4 minutes.
    Zucchini Boats heat onions
  • Add bell pepper, zucchini flesh, spices, rice vinegar, soy sauce, tomato paste, hot sauce, and milk and stir together.
    Zucchini Boats add ingredients
  • Put the lid on the skillet and cook for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce.
  • Heat the oven to 410° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add chickpeas to the skillet and cook a couple more minutes.
    Zucchini Boats add chickpeas
  • Stuff each zucchini half with the mixture. Top with cheese sauce and cook in the oven for 25 minutes.
    Zucchini Boats stuff boats
  • Top with fresh herbs and serve.
    Zucchini Boats

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Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1018mg | Potassium: 883mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1548IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 5mg