Grilled Quinoa Pizza Zucchini Boats
A fun vegetarian main dish for a summer BBQ! These delicious zucchini boats are stuffed with veggies and quinoa and are a healthy way to enjoy all the flavors of your favorite pizza.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup red onion chopped
- 1/2 cup mushrooms sliced
- 10 olives sliced
- 1/2 bell pepper diced
- 1 jar tomato basil pasta sauce
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 teaspoon oregano
Zucchini Pizza Boats
- 4 zucchini
- olive oil
- sea salt & black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese or more, if desired
- parmesan cheese to garnish, optional
- fresh herbs (basil and oregano) to garnish, optional
Heat up a BBQ to medium high heat.
In a skillet with a lid, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, and heat over medium high heat. Add all the pizza veggies, and saute for about 5 minutes.
Add the tomato basil sauce and quinoa, and stir until mixture starts to bubble.
Lower the temperature to low, and cover the skillet. Continue to simmer covered for 15-20 minutes, until quinoa has cooked.
Prepare the zucchinis by cutting them lengthwise. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds making a long hollow down the centers of the zucchinis.
Brush both sides of the zucchini with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Add zucchini to grills cut side down, and grill for about 5 minutes.
Remove zucchinis from grill, and stuff the hollows with the quinoa pizza mixture. Top with shredded mozzarella.
Add zucchinis back to grill and cook for another 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh herbs and serve hot.
Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 1153mg | Potassium: 1393mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 34.6% | Vitamin C: 80.3% | Calcium: 15.7% | Iron: 26.8%