Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 30 min 4
Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats
Health Highlights
Serve with Tortilla Chips or warm corn tortillas and guacamole.

Ingredients


4 large Zucchini
1 1/2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil, garlic-infused
1 can (15oz) Black beans, canned (drained and rinsed)
1 cup Brown rice, short-grain, cooked (cooked)
1 cup Salsa, ready-to-serve (use your preferred level of spiciness)
1 large pepper(s) Red bell pepper (cored and diced)
1/2 medium Red onion (diced)
1/2 cup Sweet corn, canned, undrained
1 medium pepper(s) Jalapeno pepper (or poblano pepper; cored and diced)
2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Chili powder
1/2 cup Cilantro (coriander) (fresh; finely chopped)
1 pinch Himalayan sea salt (to taste)
1 cup Nutritional yeast (or shredded non-dairy cheese)

Instructions


  1. Start by greasing a 9 x 13” casserole dish then set it aside. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise. Using a melon baller or metal teaspoon, hollow out the center of each zucchini. Lightly brush the tops with one teaspoon of olive oil then place them skin side down in the casserole dish.
  2. Next, warm the tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and the peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add the rice, corn, and beans along with the salsa, chili powder, and cumin. Stir everything together and continue to cook for about 5 minutes then remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F and then stir in half of the cilantro and add salt to taste to the filling. Spoon the filling inside of each zucchini until they are all full. Sprinkle each one with nutritional yeast, or non-dairy cheese, then arrange them in the dish and cover with foil. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes then top with fresh cilantro and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes:

Nutritional Highlights

  • Zucchini is a great source of fiber that helps to absorb extra water in the intestines to provide moisture to the digestive process!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 484
Calories from fat 84
Calories from saturated fat 16.6
Total Fat 9.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.4 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 1095 mg
Potassium 3294 mg
Total Carbohydrate 69 g
Dietary Fiber 23.9 g
Sugars 14.4 g
Protein 43 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Grain 0.5
Meat Alternative 0.6
Vegetables 7.4

Energy sources


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