Black Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Food


  • 3 medium zucchini
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ cup shredded cheese


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
Heat zucchini for 5 minutes in the microwave. Set aside to let cool.
Mix cooked quinoa, cottage cheese, tomato sauce, black beans, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a bowl.
Cut each of the cooled zucchini in half and scrape the seeds out of the insides using a spoon.
Fill each zucchini half with the black bean/quinoa mixture and place in baking dish.
Bake for about 40 minutes. Add the shredded cheese and bake until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes or less. Serve and enjoy!

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