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Delicious Colombian-Style Zucchini Rellenos Recipe

This Colombian-style zucchini rellenos recipe is a perfect blend of nutritious zucchinis, creamy cheese, and flavorful herbs and spices. Whether you are a vegan or a meat-lover, this recipe is sure to tickle your taste buds with its unique and irresistible flavor. So, let’s get started and learn how to prepare this delectable dish.


  • 4 medium-sized zucchinis
  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 1/2 cup of cooked black beans
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup of chopped red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • One teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese (optional)


Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and prepare a baking sheet.

Cut off both ends of the zucchinis and then slice them in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh from each half, leaving a hollow center. Set aside the scooped-out flesh in a bowl.

Cook the quinoa according to package instructions and set it aside.

In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion, red pepper, and minced garlic, and sauté until tender.

Add the scooped-out zucchini flesh to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until tender.

Stir in the cooked quinoa, black beans, cumin, smoked paprika, and dried oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat.

Stuff each zucchini half with the quinoa mixture and place them on the baking sheet.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until the zucchinis are tender and lightly browned.

Remove from oven and top with crumbled feta cheese (optional). Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutritional Value (per serving):

Calories: 188 kcal

Protein: 8 g

Fat: 6 g

Carbohydrates: 28 g

Fiber: 6 g

Sugar: 4 g

Sodium: 198 mg

This Colombian-style zucchini rellenos is filled with tasty herbs and spices, and a touch of cheese, this dish is sure to delight your taste buds. Plus, it’s vegan-friendly and gluten-free.

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