These stuffed zucchini boats are filled with all your favorite taco ingredients like seasoned meat, cheese and avocado. They're perfect for a a low-carb alternative on taco night or a great kid-friendly way to sneak in more vegetables.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, May 2018
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise. Cut a thin slice off the bottoms so that each half sits flat. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch shell. Chop the pulp.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, tomato, scallions, chili powder, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt and garlic powder. Cook, breaking the beef into small pieces, until no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the chopped pulp.

  • Meanwhile, place the prepared zucchini halves in a microwave-safe dish; sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cover and microwave on High until tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Uncover.

  • Position rack in the upper third of the oven. Preheat broiler to high. Place the zucchini halves on a baking sheet. Divide the beef filling among the zucchini halves and sprinkle each half with 2 tablespoons cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Serve with lettuce, avocado and pico de gallo, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

366.8 calories; protein 24.8g 50% DV; carbohydrates 14.3g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 7.1g 28% DV; sugars 5.6g; fat 24.8g 38% DV; saturated fat 7.7g 39% DV; cholesterol 67.8mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 2625.6IU 53% DV; vitamin c 42.9mg 72% DV; folate 122.9mcg 31% DV; calcium 185.1mg 19% DV; iron 4.1mg 23% DV; magnesium 77.6mg 28% DV; potassium 1159.8mg 33% DV; sodium 659.3mg 26% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 18% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2019
This was quick and easy to assemble. The changes I made were adding some ancho chili pepper and chipotle chili powder for extra heat. I didn t have scallions so I used fresh chives. I also used Gardein brand beefless ground soy protein in place of ground beef. Turned out delicious! Read More