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Zucchini boats with tabbouleh filling

 Zucchini boats with tabbouleh filling recipe in the zucchini category

 Recipe ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup bulgur, cracked wheat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3 zucchini, about 1/2 pound each, scrubbed, trimmed, and halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh mint leaves plus mint sprigs for garnish
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped, seeded, peeled cucumber
  • 1 scallion, minced
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped fine

 Recipe method:

  • In a bowl combine the bulgur with the salt.
  • Pour enough boiling water over the bulgur to cover it by 1 inch.
  • Let the bulgur soak for 1 hour.
  • Drain the bulgur and squeeze it dry in a kitchen towel.
  • In a bowl stir together the bulgur, the lemon juice, the oil and the garlic.
  • Let the bulgur marinate, covered and chilled, for at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours.
  • With a melon ball cutter scoop out the zucchini flesh, reserving it for another use and leaving 1/4 inch shells.
  • On a steamer rack set over boiling water steam the zucchini shells, cut sides up and covered partially, in batches for 3 to 5 minutes, or until they are just tender.
  • Transfer the shells, cut sides down, to paper towels to drain and let them cool.
  • Stir the minced mint, the parsley, the cucumber, the scallion, the tomato, and salt and pepper to taste into the bulgur mixture.
  • Divide the tabbouleh among the zucchini shells.
  • Garnish the zucchini boats with the mint sprigs.

Tags: boats, tabbouleh, filling, recipe, zucchini, recipes, cooking

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