Healthy Black Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini - a hearty and easy meatless side dish or dinner that's gluten-free and clean-eating. So delicious, you won't even think it's healthy!
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Black Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini

A hearty and easy meatless side dish or dinner that's gluten-free and clean-eating!
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 stuffed zucchini
Author: Jen Nikolaus

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Heat zucchini for 5 minutes in the microwave. Set aside to let cool.
  • Mix cooked quinoa, cottage cheese, tomato sauce, black beans, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Cut each of the cooled zucchini in half and scrape the seeds out of the insides using a spoon.
  • Fill each zucchini half with the black bean/quinoa mixture and place in baking dish.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes. Add the shredded cheese and bake until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes or less. Serve and enjoy!