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Mexican zucchini burrito boats, what a colorful lunch and a great recipe idea for your upcoming Cinco de Mayo food fiesta!

Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats

Mexican zucchini burrito boats, colorful lunch and easy Cinco de Mayo recipe idea!
Course Lunch, Starter
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 313 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small fresh zucchini
  • 3 tbsp canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp cooked rice
  • 2 cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 3 tbsp green bell pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp canned sweet corn
  • garlic powder
  • ground cumin
  • garam masala
  • chili powder
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 4 tbsp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Slice the zucchini in half lengthwise. Then remove the softer inside of the zucchini using a teaspoon.

  2. Mexican zucchini burrito boats, what a colorful lunch and a great recipe idea for your upcoming Cinco de Mayo food fiesta!
  3. Pour the olive oil in a small frying pan and add the tomato paste.
  4. Mexican zucchini burrito boats, what a colorful lunch and a great recipe idea for your upcoming Cinco de Mayo food fiesta!
  5. Place the pan over high heat until the oil is hot. Once the paste starts sizzling, add 3 tablespoons of water.

  6. Mexican zucchini burrito boats, what a colorful lunch and a great recipe idea for your upcoming Cinco de Mayo food fiesta!
  7. Stir well and let the tomato paste reduce. Then take the pan off the heat and add the black beans, bell pepper, tomato, sweet corn and cooked rice.

  8. Mexican zucchini burrito boats, what a colorful lunch and a great recipe idea for your upcoming Cinco de Mayo food fiesta!
  9. Stir well and then season with a pinch of the garlic powder, ground cumin, garam masala, chili powder and a pinch of salt. Also add the freshly chopped cilantro as well.

  10. Mexican zucchini burrito boats, what a colorful lunch and a great recipe idea for your upcoming Cinco de Mayo food fiesta!
  11. Stir this colorful mixture well again and then check the seasoning. Add extra spices to taste. Fill the zucchini with this mixture and sprinkle with the grated cheese.

  12. Mexican zucchini burrito boats, what a colorful lunch and a great recipe idea for your upcoming Cinco de Mayo food fiesta!
  13. Place the zucchini on a baking tray and cover with tinfoil. Bake the zucchini in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 20 minutes. Then remove the tinfoil and grill the zucchini for 5 more minutes until the cheese has nicely melted. Remove the zucchini from the hot oven and serve.
  14. Mexican zucchini burrito boats, what a colorful lunch and a great recipe idea for your upcoming Cinco de Mayo food fiesta!