Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini with Salsa

Mexican Sides & Mains
Gluten-Free
Nut-free
Soy-Free

Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini with Salsa, or Calabacitas Rellenos de Queso en Salsa Roja! This healthy meal is so cheesy, delicious, and simple to make!

PREP TIME

10min

COOK TIME

45min

TOTAL TIME

55min

INGREDIENTS

Serves 4

  • 2 tbsp Avocado or olive oil 
  • 2-4 zucchini, I used 2 really large ones 
  • 3/4 cup frown or fresh corn 
  • 1/2 yellow onion 
  • 4 cloves garlic 
  • 1/2 cup any non dairy milk 
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional) 
  • 1/2 cup shredded vegan cheese 

For the salsa

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes 
  • 1 large tomato 
  • 2 serranos or jalapeños
  • 1/2 yellow onion 
  • 3 garlic cloves 
  • Small handful cilantro 
  • Pinch of salt

EQUIPMENT

  • Medium sized pan
  • Blender

Instructions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the zucchini length wise, Using a spoon take the seeds and center flesh out. 
  3. Place zucchinis on a baking sheet and drizzle with about 1 tbsp oil then season with salt and pepper. Using your hands coat the zucchinis evenly with the oil. Bake in preheated oven cut side down for 25 minutes.
  4. In a pan over medium heat add 1 tbsp oil and sauté onions for 5 minutes then add in garlic, the zucchini seeds and flesh you scooped out and corn. Sauté for 10 minutes and season with salt and pepper then add in the cheese and non dairy milk and mix to combine. Cook for 2 minutes or until it's creamy and melted. At this point you can add in the optional nutritional yeast! 
  5. While your zucchini is baking roast your salsa ingredients until charred all around then blend all ingredients with cilantro and a good pinch of salt. 
  6. Once the zucchini is baked, spoon in the cheesy mixture and top with a little extra cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes. 
  7. Serve with salsa and top with cilantro and avocado.

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