Smoked ham stuffed zucchini boats

Ham, herbs and cheese anchor a low-carb filling that carries zucchini from yum to YOWSA. Familiar, satisfying, and oh-so-delicious. If you like zucchini, we promise this dish will float your boat.
Ham, herbs and cheese anchor a low-carb filling that carries zucchini from yum to YOWSA. Familiar, satisfying, and oh-so-delicious. If you like zucchini, we promise this dish will float your boat.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 2 zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 15 oz. 400 g smoked deli ham
  • 4½ oz. 125 g cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons red onion, finely choppedred onions, finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon ½ tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1½ cups 350 ml shredded cheese
  • salt and pepper
For serving
  • 7 oz. 200 g lettuce
  • 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon ½ tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Split each zucchini in half, lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Blot off the drops of liquid with paper towels. Place the halves in a greased baking dish.
  4. Chop the ham coarsely and mix with cottage cheese and spices together with a third of the grated cheese. Season to taste.
  5. Distribute the mixture into the halves of zucchini and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes or until the zucchini boats have turned a nice golden color.
  6. Mix oil, vinegar, salt and pepper into a simple vinaigrette. Serve the zucchini boats beside a simple salad made with the lettuce and vinaigrette.

Tip!

Feel free to vary the recipe by using this yummy filling in eggplant or bell peppers.

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2 Comments

  1. paul
    would be nice if the recipe was more detailed, I totally forgot to add the mayo and red onion since I was moving so fast and reading the directions. I guess the red onion and mayo is under the "add the spices step. So far two of the recipes on this website have lacked detailed instructions. However, its still a good recipe :)
  2. Mary Pat
    I agree, directions were too vague.

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