11 July 2013

Char-grilled stuffed zucchini

I harvested a zucchini from my balcony again and made this dish. The taste of a homegrown zucchini is very intense, especially if you won't let it grow too big.

One zucchini is enough to make a light starter or a side dish for two people. It could be combined for example with potato mash.


1 zucchini
1 small onion
1 garlic clove
6 cherry tomatoes
Grated cheddar
Lemon & pepper bread crumbs
Fresh basil
Vegetable oil


Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Wash the zucchini, cut it in half and scoop the insides out and shaping two thin zucchini boats.

Put the zucchini insides into a bowl and add the chopped onion and garlic and quartered cherry tomatoes. Mix this stuffing with grated cheese and season it with salt and pepper and fresh basil leaves.

Heat some vegetable oil in a griddle pan and grill the zucchini halves from both sides until they have grilling marks. Place them into an oven dish and fill them with the stuffing. Sprinkle lemon & pepper bread crumbs on them. Use regular bread crumbs with pepper and lemon zest if you can't get this ready made variation.

Bake the zucchini at 180C for about 30 minutes and enjoy!

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