Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Caprese Stuffed Zucchini Boats







Gabe was making a burger for dinner and I'm not into frozen  burgers. I had a few zucchini so I decided to eat healthy.

I scooped out the zucchini with a melon baller and saved the extra zucchini for cookies or bread. 

This is a make again. It's easy and very, very good.

The recipe is from Seduction in the Kitchen. Cute name for a blog and agree with her - I have a love affair with food!

Ingredients:

1 large zucchini
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
10-15 fresh basil leaves 10 cherry tomatoes
Fresh cracked pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut the zucchini in half length wise. 

The cut a well out the center portion on the zucchini.Cut a 1/2 inch or more depending on the size of the zucchini down and scoop out the center. 

Mix the balsamic and honey in a small bowl and drizzle it in the well of the zucchini. Stuff the well with the mozzarella and depending on the size of the zucchini you may need more cheese.

Add the basil leaves ( which I cut into small slices) on top of the cheese and add the cut up tomatoes and place on top of the cheese.

Drizzle Olive Oil over the zucchini and add the salt and pepper.

Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. If the zucchini is large it might take longer.





  


 



62 comments:

  1. This looks so good. So easy to make and it must taste as good as it looks......gonna share this one.

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  2. Oh I'm SO on this one.........the tomatoes are coming in now and Lord KNOWS I have PLENTY of zucchini. This may be a side dish this week-I do believe I have everything to make it in the house.

    Thanks Linda! :)

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    1. I know you are having this for dinner- enjoy!

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  3. I love zucchini. I just need to buy some. I have everything else. Thanks for the dinner idea Linda

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    1. Cyndy, we need to move next to Carol! Think of all the zucchini we would have - LOL

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  4. This sounds so good. A friend gave me a zucchini so now I know what I am going to do with it. I wonder if I could grill it, I don't want to start the oven tonight,

    By the way I loved the pictures of Max and his friends yesterday, the site wouldn't let me post for some reason. Elaine

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    1. I don't see why not, let me know how it comes out Elaine.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Oh my! This looks absolutely delicious. Wish I had some zucchini! Of course, fuss pot Ray would likely turn up his nose! Too bad for him! He'd be missing out on some deliciousness. Thanks, Linda.

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    1. Ray doesn't know what he's missing! ( Wink)

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  6. Linda I can't wait to try this one. I am also going to share this one. Thank you so much.

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  7. Iwish I knew how to takep ics and post on here. turned out okay but it did get dark on bottom, but I didn't eat that part.

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    1. Elaine- if you want me to add a photo send it to me and if you do a review I'll add it! I know I'll be making it again

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  8. Yum! The caprese combination is one of the best. I love that you can use it in so many ways

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    1. you sure can and this works so well with the zucchini.

      Thanks for stopping by

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    2. Shaina! I just found you on facebook and now following you!

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  9. This looks amazing! I always stuff my zucchini with sausage, but I'm trying this next time instead!

    Pinning!

    ~Lisa M
    (oh...found you on the Fluster hop!)

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    1. Lisa- I hope you like it as much as I did! It's delicious.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I will be featuring you this Sunday at Inspiration Monday Party!

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    1. Oh Julie, you made my day! I have so many recipes waiting for me to post but I made this the day before I posted and I had to put it up right away. I usually try to get a better photo but I couldn't wait to get a bite of it.

      Thanks again.

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  11. Ohh these look awesome. Hello from Real Food Recipe Roundup

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    1. Hi Melissa! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  12. These look delicious!!! Pinned and tweeted. :)

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  13. Your Caprese Stuffed Zucchini Boats look wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great weekend and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Your welcome Miz Helen- see you next Thursday :-)

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  14. I am glad you liked my recipe! I love caprese and the idea to stuff the zucchini came to me :) Thank you for sharing my recipe- Dee Seduction in the Kitchen

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    1. Dee! Thank you again for sharing this wonderful recipe! As you can see, many people are enjoying it!

      Linda

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  15. A zucchini boat sounds like a great way to eat some caprese. :) I hope you can stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!

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    1. I'll be back again on Five Fridays Find, see you next week

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  16. Yum! These look so delicious. I love anything and everything made with zucchini. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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    1. Cynthia- I can't wait for Monday. I have a yummy recipe that almost didn't make it on the blog because I couldn't stop eating it!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  17. This looks so good! I love Caprese salad and this is a great way to use up all the extra zucchini. Pinned!

    Thank you for sharing at Let's Get Real!

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    1. Thanks Karen!

      Can you send me a email when your party goes up? TIA

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  18. This looks really good! thanks

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    1. It is! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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  19. I love all the ingredients, and so healthy.

    Thanks for stopping by to share your post, I just pinned it to our Weekends Party Board also.
    Hope to see you next week.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend
    Karren

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  20. Mmm, sounds tasty! Stopping by from the Pretty Pintastic Party.

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  21. I have plenty of zucchini to use for this. Your post is pinned to our pinterest board. Thanks for linking up at Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesday!

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    1. I have a few more recipes waiting to be published so you will have more ideas for your zucchini!

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  22. I am making this this week! So healthy! Thanks for linking on Monday. I am featuring you tomorrow.
    XOXO

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    1. WOW! THANK YOU! I really appreciate it so much!!!!!

      I hope you like it as much as I did :-)

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  23. This looks so yummy! Pinned. It is always a pleasure to have you be a part of our party! Please join us tonight at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Hey Kim- I always look forward to your party!

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  24. I adore anything caprese! This looks absolutely delicious, thanks so much for sharing it on The Yuck Stops Here recipe link party this week. I hope to see you again tomorrow! HUGS

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    1. Hey there Cheryl- I was at the party! See you again Tuesday!

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  25. What a great recipe! You are my feature pick on The Yuck Stops Here for this week. It goes live at 8pm EST tonight. Be sure to grab your button. Hope to see you link again this week! Chrystal @ YUMeating.com

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    1. THANK YOU!!!! I so appreciate that you liked the recipe.

      I just figured out how to add the buttons to my new feature page so I am so honored to add yours.

      Thank you again.

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  26. I love zucchini and am always looking for new recipes. This looks so deliscious. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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    1. It's so easy and good- hope you enjoy it also.

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  27. Oh yum, yum! I make one with a sausage filling, but I love caprese so this is sure to be a hit! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann! Thanks so much for stopping by. I was at the party today- lots of great links!

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  28. Oh my goodness!!! This looks delicious!!! Thanks for sharing it with us on Fancy This Fridays at Truly Lovely! Hope you'll stop by tomorrow to see it featured! ;)

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    1. WOW! Thank you SO much!

      I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did :-)

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  29. This looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  30. I've been so busy with work lately that meal planning has fallen away. Which means that we've been eating very poorly. I've decided to go back to a meatless meal 1-2 times a week. This stuffed zucchini looks like a great recipe to make for meatless night. The honey-balsamic drizzle really catches my eye. Thanks for sharing, Linda!

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    1. Hey Michelle- when I saw this recipe I thought of you. I know how much you liked that other zucchini recipe I posted on the party and this one is just as good. Low carb and the honey- balsamic gives it the right touch. It's so easy and quick to put together it's a keeper for sure.

      Let me know what you think.

      Linda

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