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Simple Summer Zucchini Boats on a wooden cutting board.
Simple Summer Zucchini Boats
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Zucchini boats are a perfect way to enjoy your favorite comfort foods without all the junk. Stuffed with veggies and brown rice, they are hearty and tasty.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glutenfree, zucchini, summer
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 236 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
Ingredients
Zucchini Boats
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock can also use water
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 12 grape tomatoes halved
  • 4 zucchini large
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
Avocado Drizzle
  • 1 avocado large and ripe
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 fresh chives finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley or basil finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. olive oil may need more for thinner consistency
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
Instructions
Zucchini Boats
  1. In a medium saucepan bring vegetable stock to a boil. Add the brown rice. Cover. Simmer 20-25 minutes. Remove pot from the heat, fluff with a fork, and let steam 10 minutes. 

  2. Slice zucchini lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick strips. Prepare remaining vegetables and fresh dill. 

  3. Using a spoon, carefully place rice, vegetables, fresh dill, sea salt, and pepper on sliced zucchini. Top with avocado drizzle. 

Avocado Drizzle
  1. In a food processor, process all ingredients until desired consistency is reached. Pour over zucchini boats before serving. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator. 

Nutrition Facts
Simple Summer Zucchini Boats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 620mg27%
Potassium 1051mg30%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1777IU36%
Vitamin C 110mg133%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.