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23 November 2014

Filled zucchini boats

Today at a lack of time I want to share with you a simple recipe that can suit very good for lunch- or dinner-time when you don't want to do something sophisticated. It is low in calories, high in protein and therefore makes you fit and full.

So we're going to cook zucchini-boats filled with minced meat and baked under Parmesan crust. I was lucky to find this recipe in one of the food magazines when visiting my lovely sister in Prague. I've changed it a bit:) An by the way, the amount of ingredients here is taken for two.

Ingredients:

2 middle-sized zucchinis
250g minced meat of your choice
125g white yogurt
25g grated Parmesan
1 dried tomato
1 garlic clove
8 black olives (pitted)
salt, pepper

The preparations are quite easy. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Wash the zucchinis and cut them into halves lengthwise. With the help of a spoon take out the inner seeds and make some place for your filling. (not fEEling ;)
So now you have 4 boats, unfortunately empty :( Put them aside and give a rest. They need some staff :) Grab the meat.


Tip!
Once more: you can choose any time of minced meat. Keep in mind, that if you want the dish to be healthy, the meat should be low fat and fresh. Whether chicken or turkey, or even beef... Up to you.

Add sprinkle of salt and pepper, chopped dried tomato and pressed garlic clove. Mix well. If you have some dried herbs they will be a good addition here. The next step - filling the boats. Take your cute boats and fill them with the meat. To add crusty topping and some snowy effect mix yogurt and grated cheese and top the boats with it. But wait! Your boats need lifebuoy. Chop black olives and add a couple into every boat. Now perfect - ready to sail ;)

Bake them in the oven for about 30-40 minutes until golden-brown crust. And here you are: light and nourishing lunch-dinner-variation. A combination of veggie and meat, all-in-one and one for all. Because good food is always a good idea ;)

Have a nice start of the week! Bon appetit!