Confetti Zucchini Boats

Main Dishes

Confetti Zucchini Boats

This recipe celebrates the power of plants by combining whole grain, gluten-free quinoa with a variety of colorful, nutritious vegetables, including tomato, avocado and olives stuffed in a zucchini “boat” base. Fresh mint and tangy lemon juice add zest and zing to this dish that is bursting with flavor.


  • 4 ea. large zucchini, seeded, halved
  • 1 ea. Avocado From Mexico, diced
  • 1 cup. Nature Sweet® Glory® tomatoes, washed, chopped
  • 1 cup. quinoa, cooked
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup. fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 ea. small red onion, chopped
  • 25 ea. Kalamata olives, pitted, halved
  • 1/4 cup. fat-free feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 ea. lemon, quartered


  1. Prepare zucchini by slicing in half and scooping out seeds and flesh to make a lengthwise space for stuffing. Brush zucchini halves with olive oil.
  2. Heat grill. Place zucchini with the cut side down on the grill for 4-6 minutes. Transfer to a baking sheet when finished and set aside.
  3. Mix together olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, mint leaves. Blend in cooked quinoa, feta cheese, olives and diced tomatoes. Gently blend in cubed avocado.
  4. Fill each zucchini half with quinoa mixture. Serve with a wedge of lemon.


Nutrition Facts
Confetti Zucchini Boats
Amount Per Serving 4
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 630mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 10g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 11g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 10%
Iron 0mg 10%
Potassium 1289mg 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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