In an effort to always have something green on our plates at dinnertime, I have a few go-to vegetable favorites. Salads often fit the bill, broccoli makes many appearances and zucchini is a versatile favorite. One of my favorite things to make with zucchini is a boat—basically a hollowed out zucchini stuffed with whatever goodness we want.
For these particular boats I used Suddenly Grain Salad Southwest Grains—a mix of quinoa, rice, corn, and black beans, plus a flavorful dressing. I mixed the prepared grains with some crumbled and cooked chorizo and topped it all with plenty of cheese. Easy to prepare, packed with flavor and filled with good-for-you ingredients—what’s not to love? Here’s how it’s done.
I started with a box of Suddenly Grain Salad Southwest Grains, prepared exactly as the package instructed. It’s so yummy!
Then I gathered a few other ingredients to round out the dish: chorizo, zucchini, cheese and cilantro. (You can find the full list of ingredients and measurements in the recipe below!)
Before popping them in the oven I topped the boats with cheese. Once they were done, the zucchini was just tender, the cheese was melty and the filling was nice and hot.