Bulgur and Turkey Stuffed Zucchini

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Bulgur and Turkey Stuffed Zucchini

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Prep/Cook
PREP TIME: 0min COOK TIME: 30min
Serves
Serves 8

  • 102
    Calories
  • 7g
    Protein
  • 182mg
    Sodium
  • 1g
    Sat. Fat
  • 2.5g
    Sugar

Ingredients Ingredients

Ingredients

4 zucchini, about 10 inches long

2 tbsp.olive oil

1 smallonion, finely diced

2 clovesgarlic, minced

1 tsp.paprika

1/2 tsp.ground cumin

1/2 tsp.ground coriander

1/2 tsp.salt

1/2 tsp.pepper

1/4 tsp.ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp.ground nutmeg

1/4 cupchicken broth

1/4 cupchopped fresh parsley

1/4 cupchopped fresh mint

1/4 cupbulgur, prepared according to package directions

1 egg, beaten

Black and white sesame seeds

Lemon wedges


Step 1

Step 1

Cook

Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise. Using a melon baller or a spoon, scoop out the zucchini flesh, leaving about 1/4-inch border intact. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Crumble in the ground turkey. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until browned. Add the diced onion, garlic, paprika, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until onions soften and spices are fragrant. Add the chicken broth; simmer for 5 minutes or until all liquid has evaporated. Stir in parsley and mint; cool slightly.

tip TIP

TIP: Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the skillet with the other spices for a dish with some heat. Try using cooked quinoa in place of bulgur.

Step 1
Step 2

Step 2

Step 2

Grill

Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium; lightly coat the grate with cooking oil. Add the bulgur and egg to the turkey mixture; mix thoroughly. Stuff into zucchini halves. Grill, covered, for 10 minutes or until zucchini is tender and stuffing is heated through.

tip TIP

TIP: Don't feel like grilling? You can also bake stuffed zucchini halves in oven for 10-15 minutes at 350°F.

Step 3

Step 3

Serve

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with lemon wedges.

tip TIP

TIP: Serve stuffed zucchini as a side dish or with a mixed green salad for a healthy main dish.

Step 3
Ta Da

Bulgur and Turkey Stuffed Zucchini

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Cooked bulgur is mixed with ground turkey, fresh herbs and spices, and stuffed into hollowed zucchini halves. Serves 8 https://www.perdue.com/recipeimages/zucchinibulgarturkeystuffing-thumb.jpg https://www.perdue.com/recipeimages/zucchinibulgarturkeystuffing-thumb.jpg

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