Keto Grilled Zucchini Boats

Ingredients

  • 3 zucchini, trimmed and sliced length-wise into halves
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, sprinkle to your liking
  • Dried oregano, large sprinkle to your liking
  • 6 oz/170.1 g cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
  • 3 green onions (both white and green parts), ends trimmed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup/ 75 g crumbled feta cheese, more to your liking
  • 6 to 10 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • Large handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Splash lemon juice (not too much)

Instructions

  1. If cooking on gas grill, lightly oil the grate and preheat grill to medium-low. (OR, heat a cast iron skillet or indoor griddle over medium heat.)
  2. Brush zucchini generously with extra virgin olive oil on both sides. Season zucchini (particularly flesh side) with salt, freshly ground pepper, and oregano.
  3. Place zucchini, flesh-side down, on the preheated grill (or indoor griddle). Grill for 3 to 5 minutes until soft and nicely charred, then turn on back side and grill for another 3 to 5 minutes until this side is also tender and gains some color. (If using an indoor skillet or griddle, you may need to adjust heat to medium-high.)
  4. Remove zucchini from heat and let cool enough to handle.
  5. To create zucchini boats, use a small spoon to scoop out the flesh into a small bowl (do not discard.) Squeeze all liquid out of zucchini flesh (you might use a linen kitchen towel or paper towel to do this.)
  6. Now add zucchini flesh to a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients (cherry tomatoes, green onions, feta, mint, parsley, lemon zest, and small splash of lemon juice). Sprinkle a little more oregano, if you like, and add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Mix everything together to make the filling.
  7. Spoon the filling mixture into the prepared zucchini boats and arrange on a serving platter. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 98; % Daily Value*; Total Fat 7.6g 12%; Saturated Fat 2.6g; Trans Fat 0g; Sodium 125.7mg 5%; Total Carbohydrate 5.3g 2%; Sugars 2.3g; Protein 3.2g 6%

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