Freekeh Stuffed Zucchini Boats

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 medium zucchini, washed and sliced horizontally

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric

  • 2 cups cooked Freekeh

  • 1 can small red beans or pinto beans

  • 1 yellow squash, diced

  • ½ cup yellow raisins

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • ¼ cup white wine

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Place zucchini on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and roast the zucchini boats in the oven for 15-20 minutes until soft.

  3. Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.

  4. Add onions and saute for 3-5 minutes until onions are a light golden color. Add garlic and saute until golden brown, add turmeric, freekeh, red beans, squash, yellow raisins, sea salt and white wine. Cook for 3 minutes.

  5. Using a slotted spoon, add an equal amount of stuffing into each zucchini boat and bake for 5-10 minutes until the stuffing is lightly browned

  6. Serve warm

NOTES: If desired, swap out the yellow squash for carrots, and top with a little cheddar cheese