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Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini

Ingredients:

Recipe Directions

  1. Have all the vegetables well washed and prepared as indicated in the ingredients description.

  2. Trim off the stem end of the zucchini. Dip that end of the zucchini in sea salt; repeat the same process with all the zucchinis and let them aside for 10 minutes. This will help to soften the zucchini flesh to scoop it out more easily. After the 10 minutes in salt, with the help of a special spoon, or an apple corer, scoop out the flesh of the zucchini, being careful enough not to make any hole. (Do not throw out the zucchini flesh; you can chop it up and use it for example to prepare an omelette, to sauté it with some chopped onion, …)

  3. In a mixing bowl combine the thinly diced tomatoes, the thinly chopped parsley, the thinly chopped onion, the thinly chopped mint leaves, the freshly squeezed lemon juice, the EVOO, the rice, salt to taste and a pinch of freshly grounded black pepper.

  4. Stuff each zucchini with the rice mix ¾ full.

  5. Place the stuffed zucchinis in a saucepan, cover with water and cook at low heat for 25-30 minutes.

  6. Remove from the heat and serve hot or cold.