|Aren't these yellow round zucchinis adorable?|
The little round squashes hollowed out very quickly and easily with just a large spoon, ready to steam and stuff.
I sauteed onions, garlic, cabbage, nuts, raisins, brown rice etc. ( see ingredients below) and made a quick vegan stuffing to fill those beautiful cavities.
The squashes came out nice and plump, bursting with flavor and there was also some extra stuffing left that we ate on the side.
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, diced
2 cups of chopped cabbage ( red or green)
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup of green, yellow, or red peppers, chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup raw cashews or walnuts, chopped ( optional)
1 and 1/2 cups cooked brown rice ( or 2 cups of cooked quinoa)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup total chopped fresh herbs ( basil, oregano, mint)
2 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups tomato sauce
1. Cook 1 cup of brown rice and set aside
2. Place hollowed out squash and lids in steamer and steam for about 5 minutes until soft/firm ( will be baked) Remove from steamer basket, set aside and allow to cool.
3. Saute onion, garlic, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, raisins, ( nuts) in olive oil for about 10 minutes in a dutch oven, stirring frequently. Add lemon and fresh herbs, rice and salt and pepper. Stir well and allow to cook for about 5 more minutes uncovered.
Place the stuffing mixture into the squash, and place the squash in a baking dish. Cover with your favorite tomato sauce and bake at a preheated oven on 375 degrees for at least 20 minutes.
I also added some of my favorite hot weather foods!
You can eat these stuffed squashes with a refreshing summer soup like Chilled Carrot Ginger Soup topped with Greek Yogurt..
It's supposed to hit 100 today, and nothing is as refreshing as
my frozen Cooling Watermelon Smoothies ( non- alcoholic).
I'll be making these today for sure!
Looking for an easy summer appetizer to use up some of your fresh basil?
Try these simple Caprese Salad Bite Appetizers
How is the weather temperature where you are? What do you like to eat in hot weather?
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