Grilled Beany Zucchini

Grilled Beany Zucchini

Stuffed squash, this vegetarian bean dish is loaded with fiber!


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Yield: 4 x main dishes or 8 side-dish servings

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  • 4 large zucchini (about 8 ounces each), cut lengthwise into halves
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil (or 1 tsp. dried basil leaves)
  • 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo or red beans (or 1½ cups cooked dry-packaged garbanzo or red beans), rinsed, drained, coarsely mashed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


Hollow out zucchini with sharp knife, leaving 1/4-inch shells; reserve shells. Chop the zucchini that was removed.

Sauté chopped zucchini, bell pepper, onion, and garlic in oil in large skillet until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Add tomato and basil and sauté until tomato is wilted and mixture is fairly dry, about 5 minutes.

Add beans to side of skillet; coarsely mash about half the beans. Mix beans and 2 tablespoons cheese into zucchini mixture.

Spoon mixture into reserved zucchini shells; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Grill, covered, over medium-hot coals until zucchini shells are crisp-tender when pierced with a sharp knife, 10 to 15 minutes.


Any canned or dry bean variety can be substituted for another. Soy or rice parmesan-type cheese can replace regular Parmesan.

Thanks to American Dry Bean Board

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 240 cals
Kilojoules 1,005 kJ
Fat 7.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 327 mg
Carbohydrates 37.0 g
Fiber 9.0 g
Total Sugars 9.4 g
Protein 11.0 g
Calcium 152.0 mg
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