The aroma and composition from this holiday-inspired dish featuring Freekeh, red beans, squash, yellow raisins, white wine, and zucchini is off the charts! The unique textures, beautiful coloration, and distinct flavors make this stuffing one to remember for an upcoming holiday menu or family get-together. Freekeh is a whole grain that contains a smokey flavor and a nutty, chewy texture and, in terms of nutrition, a 3/4 cup serving of cracked Freekeh has 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, which satiates and keeps you full for hours on end. To batch cook, make extra Freekeh, place in a freezer safe container, and label properly. This is the perfect way to always have available Freekeh ready and waiting to add to your favorite soups, stews, salads and more! So the next time you want a healthy version of the traditional stuffing recipe, try out this dish! With so much to offer, it won’t disappoint.
Rosemary Sage Freekeh Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- 4 medium zucchini, washed and sliced horizontally
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 2 cups cooked Rosemary Sage 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place zucchini on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and roast the zucchini boats in the oven for 15-20 minutes until soft.
- Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve warm.
If desired, swap out the yellow squash for carrots, and top with a little cheddar cheese
Disclosure: Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services for Freekeh Foods. However we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.
Serving size: 1 zucchini boat Calories: 145 calories, Fat: 2.5 grams, Saturated fat: 0 grams, Carbohydrates: 25 grams, Sugar: 7.5 grams, Sodium: 85 milligrams, Fiber: 4 grams, Protein: 5.5 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams