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Herby quinoa stuffed courgettes

5
5
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr
Prep
20 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
These filling courgettes are filled with naturally gluten-free quinoa, which is a good source of protein for post-workout meals

Ingredients

Quinoa, Dry

150 g

Calorie controlled cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Red onion(s)

1 small, finely chopped

Red pepper(s)

1 medium, deseeded and diced

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Thyme, Fresh

1 teaspoons, chopped

Sun Dried Tomatoes

30 g, chopped

Oregano, Dried

1 teaspoons, level

Basil, fresh

1 tablespoons, chopped

Courgette

4 medium

Light Mozzarella

60 g, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Cook the quinoa to pack instructions. Drain, then put in a mixing bowl and leave to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, mist a small pan with cooking spray. Add the onion and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until softened. Add the red pepper, garlic, and thyme and cook for 5 minutes. Add the onion and pepper mixture to the quinoa, along with the sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, and basil. Season well.
  3. Halve the courgettes lengthways and use a teaspoon to scoop out the flesh and seeds, leaving about 5mm of flesh at the edges. Put the hollowed out courgettes on a baking sheet and fill with the quinoa mixture. Top with the mozzarella. Bake for 18 minutes, until the courgettes have softened and the mozzarella is melted and golden.