Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans, Corn and Poblano Pepper

Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans, Corn and Poblano Pepper

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Who says vegetables have to be boring? Spice up your dinner with this stuffed zucchini recipe with Poblano pepper, black beans, and corn.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 2 medium zucchini (about 8 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 fresh poblano chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped (see Tip)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup whole corn kernels
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • ⅓ cup canned no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese (2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim ends of zucchini; cut each zucchini in half lengthwise. Using a melon baller or a small measuring spoon, scoop out and discard pulp, leaving ¼-inch-thick shells. Place zucchini shells, cut sides up, in a shallow baking pan.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chile pepper and onion. Cook about 6 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir in corn, tomato and black beans. Cook about 2 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in ¼ cup of the cheese and the cilantro.
  3. Using a small spoon, divide bean mixture evenly among zucchini halves, packing filling lightly and mounding as needed. Sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until zucchini is tender.
  • Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 zucchini halves
  • Per serving: 243 calories; 9 g fat(4 g sat); 6 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; 20 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 274 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2½ vegetables, 1 medium-fat protein, 1 starch, ½ fat

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