VEGGIE-STUFFED ZUCCHINI

VEGGIE-STUFFED ZUCCHINI

Give your taste-buds a Mediterranean flavor with the filling of super veggies.

 Category – Indian

PREP TIME

5 mins

COOKING TIME

25 mins

CALORIES

245 kcal per serving

INGREDIENTS

  • 1tbsp roasted pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup eggplant, chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup tomato
  • ½ Lemon
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • Black pepper (as per taste)
  • 2 zucchini, cut in half, flesh scooped out
  • Italian herbs/Seasoning

DIRECTIONS 

BENEFITS

TIPS

FOR SELECTION & STORAGE

  • Purchase Zucchini that are organically grown, heavy for their size, have shiny and unblemished skin. Avoid thick skinned and very small size zucchini.
  • Zucchini is very fragile and should be handled with care. Store unwashed fresh zucchini in a plastic bag, keep in the refrigerator as it helps in preventing loss of nutrients due to exposure to air, light & heat.

FOR PREPARING & COOKING

  • Wash Zucchini under cool running water and then cut off both ends. You can then proceed to cut it into the desired size and shape for the recipe.
  • Zucchini provides great flavor to salads or can be a great addition to any mix veggie or chicken recipe.

NUTRITIONAL VALUES

 It is a very good source of potassium which is known to be heart-friendly. It is rich in vitamin A, C and a good source of anti-oxidant. Also, contains moderate level of vitamin B complex and essential minerals.

CAUTION

Contain oxalates: Zucchini contains oxalates which is also naturally produced in the body, but excessive amounts can crystallize, leading to kidney stones.  Therefore, it is not generally recommended to eat too much zucchini in one sitting.

 

Pesticide residue: Zucchinis, especially the non – organic varieties are known for having high levels of pesticide residue, which have been linked to a wide range of side effects including nervous system damage. To avoid this, we recommend buying organic and making sure to thoroughly wash the zucchini before use.

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