Grilled Zucchini Boats with Greek Salad


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Grilled Zucchini Boats with Greek Salad

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Transport your weeknight dinner to the Mediterranean with these delicious, vegetarian-friendly grilled zucchini boats. Filled with fresh summer produce and tossed in a tangy Greek dressing, these stuffed zucchini can be served as a hearty side.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 4
2 (9- to 12-oz.) zucchini
½ tsp. kosher salt, divided
¾ tsp. coarsely ground Hy-Vee black pepper, divided
¼ c. Greek feta vinaigrette
¼ c. Hy-Vee no salt added garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
¼ c. diced English cucumber
¼ c. sliced Basket & Bushel grape tomatoes
¼ c. pitted Castelvetrano olives, drained and sliced
2 tbsp. finely diced red onion
2 tbsp. Soirée traditional feta cheese crumbles
1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh oregano, plus additional for garnish
1 tbsp. finely chopped Italian parsley, plus additional for garnish

Things To Grab

  • Charcoal or gas grill
  • Sharp knife
  • Tongs
  • 1/2-tsp. metal measuring spoon
  • Medium bowl
  • Wooden spoon


  1. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (375 degrees).

  2. Cut zucchini lengthwise in half; season with 1⁄4 tsp. salt and 1⁄4 tsp. pepper.

  3. Place zucchini, cut sides down, on grill rack. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until zucchini are slightly tender and have grill marks, rotating occasionally. Remove from grill; cool slightly.

  4. Scoop out flesh from each zucchini half to make 1⁄4-in.-thick shells, using a 1⁄2-tsp. measuring spoon. Reserve scooped-out zucchini flesh for another use. Season shells with remaining 1⁄4 tsp. salt and 1⁄4 tsp. black pepper.

  5. For salad, place vinaigrette in a medium bowl. Add garbanzo beans, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, red onion, feta cheese, 1 Tbsp. oregano, 1 Tbsp. parsley and remaining 1⁄4 tsp. black pepper; gently toss to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes, tossing occasionally.

  6. Spoon mixture into zucchini shells; garnish with additional oregano and parsley, if desired.

Nutrition facts


130 Calories per serving
1 zucchini boat

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 550mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 4g

Daily Values

Iron 6%
Calcium 6%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 10%

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