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Zucchini Boats Stuffed with Lentils

Zucchini Boats Stuffed with LentilsThese stuffed zucchinis are a unique and delicious way to serve up a nutritious vegetable side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 tablespoons vegetable oil - divided use
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 1/2 cups cooked lentils
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons MAGGI Seasoning Sauce
4 large zucchini, cut in half and pulp removed leaving skins intact
6 teaspoons crumbled Cotija cheese
Chopped cilantro for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until tender. Add lentils, tomato paste and seasoning sauce; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes or until heated through. Fill zucchini boats evenly with lentil mixture.
  2. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in same skillet over medium-low heat. Add stuffed zucchini boats; cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Garnish each zucchini boat with cheese and cilantro; serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.