Mushroom and Hummus Zucchini Boats

Mushroom and Hummus Zucchini Boats

These Mushroom and Hummus Zucchini Boats are truly tried, tested, and oh so good!
Melted, gooey cheese, juicy mushrooms, and slightly crunchy zucchini. Yum!

It’s perfect as a dinner appetizer, as a side dish, or even as a fancy breakfast (with eggs on the side?).  

Main Ingredients for the Mushroom and Hummus Zucchini Boats

Zucchini:

  • choose zucchinis similar in size
  • a good zucchini should be firm, shiny, and free of cuts

Mushrooms:

Button mushrooms work best.
Use medium-high heat to get rid of any excess moisture on the pan and brown the mushrooms.

Hummus:

Hummus is a dip/spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, ground sesame seeds, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic.  The dish is filled with nutrients, protein, healthy fiber, and healthy fats.

I used the regular store-bought hummus for this recipe.  You may make your own, or buy regular hummus at a grocery store.

Cheese:

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese or Cheddar Cheese works great in this recipe.  It stretches the best!

Preparation:

prepare zucchini boats

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Trim off zucchini stem and blossom ends and discard.  Slice the zucchini in half, lengthwise and place skin down on a lined sheet pan.
  3. Using a teaspoon, remove the core with the seeds. Chop the core and set it aside.
  4. Sprinkle each zucchini half with salt and drizzle with olive oil. Place in oven, on the middle rack, and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until lightly softened – pierce through zucchini with a fork or knife to check for tenderness.
  5. While zucchinis are in the oven, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a medium-sized frying pan and sauté the sliced mushrooms over medium-high heat, until browned – about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and stir.
  6. Add the chopped zucchini seeds and core to the frying pan with the mushrooms. Stir and sauté for one minute.
  7. Stir in two tablespoons of hummus and half a cup of grated Mozzarella cheese.
  8. Generously spoon the mushroom and hummus mixture into each zucchini boat and top with remaining grated Mozzarella cheese.
  9. Place the zucchini boats back in the oven and let the cheese melt, approximately 10 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with diced cilantro optional) Enjoy the goodness!

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Mushroom and Hummus Zucchini Boats

Mushroom and Hummus Zucchini Boats

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Mushroom and Hummus Zucchini Boats are truly good! Melted, gooey cheese, juicy mushrooms, and slightly crunchy zucchini. Yum! Perfect as an appetizers, or even as breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 3 large zucchinis, halved lengthwise
  • 1 pound button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste, divided
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated - divided
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro or parsley to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Trim off zucchini stem and blossom ends and discard.  Slice the zucchini in half, lengthwise and place skin down on a lined sheet pan.
  3. Using a teaspoon, remove the core with the seeds. Chop the core and set aside.
  4. Sprinkle each zucchini half with salt and drizzle with olive oil. Place in oven, on middle rack, and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until lightly softened - pierce through zucchini with a fork or knife to check for tenderness.
  5. While zucchinis are in the oven, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a medium-sized frying pan and sauté the sliced mushrooms over medium-high heat, until browned - about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and stir.
  6. Add the chopped zucchini seeds and core to the frying pan with the mushrooms. Stir and sauté for one minute.
  7. Stir in two tablespoons of hummus and half a cup of grated Mozzarella cheese.
  8. Generously spoon the mushroom and hummus mixture into each zucchini boat and top with remaining grated Mozzarella cheese.
  9. Place the zucchini boats back in the oven and let the cheese melt, approximately 10 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with diced cilantro optional) Enjoy the goodness!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 149Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 15mgSodium 495mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 8g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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