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Hello my Dearest Foodies,

For this recipe you need nice chubby zucchini like I found in our organic section. I was surprised, because they are not in season yet and usually they are very thin at this time of year. Well I was happy to see them, so I grab them thinking I will make zoodless, but then I changed my mind. Zoodless are better for later when it's really hot and this choice is just perfect for now. However, you can still make them at summertime as well. They are delicious and if you are quinoa lover, you will be very satisfy. Not to forget the tangy pesto gives an additional kick to this wonderful meal.


Oven Roasted Zucchini stuffed with Quinoa & Shiitake Mushrooms; served with Pesto
Vegan – Gluten Free
Author: Lena’s Vegan Living

• Zucchini 2
• Quinoa 1 cup (follow the cooking instructions on the package)
• Shiitake mushrooms 120gr or 4oz (sliced)
• Sundried tomatoes 120gr or 4oz (sliced)
• Garlic powder to taste
• Garlic two cloves (minced)
• Fresh basil laves 5 to 6 diced
• Black pepper to taste
• Dried chili peppers to taste
• Himalayan pink salt to taste
• Oil ¼ cup

• Wash and cut the ends of each zucchini.
• Cut them lengthwise and carefully remove the inside of each piece using a spoon.
• Diced the inner flesh and set aside.
• Preheat the oven to 375F.
• Place the zucchini halves into a casserole dish with ½ cup of water.
• Brush them lightly with oil, add salt with garlic powder and bake for 15min and broil for another 7min.
• In the meantime, sauté the shiitake with salt and pepper and set aside.
• Sauté also, but separately the zucchini flesh with garlic, salt and chili flakes.
• When ready, mix with quinoa, shiitake, sun dried tomatoes, basil.
• Toss all ell and adjust the taste.
• Fill your zucchini shells and serve with pesto.


• Arugula 2 cups
• Fresh basil leaves 1 cup
• Avocado 1 small or ½ large
• Juice from ½ lemon
• Pine nuts ¼ cup (or walnuts)
• Nutritional yeast 2tbs
• Garlic powder to taste
• Black pepper to taste
• Himalayan pink salt to taste
• Water ¼ cup (you may add more if needed)
Blend all in a blender until smooth.







What a great idea for lunch today yummy

Thank you so much Michel 😉

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Thank you so much 😉

These look like they would totally hit the spot Lena! I hadn't done as much quinoa lately, but after making some this week I remembered how much I like it in certain dishes. I think this one is definitely a winner! I have @dksart on tap to do some grilling this evening, and zucchini is one of the items on the menu. ;)

Oh my gosh Katie; I was just thinking that the zucchini boats would be awesome if they were first grilled on the barbecue. Even the the mushrooms! That would taste fantastic! Thank you so much for stopping by my Dear, I am glad you like it 😍

Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious Lena! The pesto along side the zucchini, wow! I just finished dinner, but I would love to have this right now, lol I don't know how you do it, you are so creative, your photo presentation is something from a magazine :) Beautiful, beautiful!

Oh my goodness, you have always such a lovely things to say. Thank you so much my Dear, I really appreciate your support 💖😍💖

Howdy Miss Lena! What a marvelous dish you prepared for us. The quinoa superfood and all the other wonderful ingredients make this so tasty with the mushrooms and peppers, and that pesto really makes it beautiful, wow! I don't think I've ever had pine nuts so I don't know what kind of taste that is. And what is Zoodless? lol. that sounds like a fun food!

Howdy Janton! It wouldn't be you if there wasn't at least one ingredient that you don't know, lol. Pine nuts are quite the delicacy. They are also very good on salads, but they are very expensive. Oh, and zoodless are noodles made of zucchini. They are made with spiralizer and they are even selling them in the supermarkets. Anyway, thank you so much, I am very happy you like it and I appreciate your wonderful comment 😊

haha! I get educated everytime I come to your posts Miss Lena so thank you. Ok, Pine Nus are real expensive so I'll wait until steem goes up before I buy them!
The zoodless sound very interesting and good. I think I would buy them just because of their name! lol. What a cool name.

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