Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter Z

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Zucchini Boats! Now before you roll your eyes and take the day off, promise me you’ll be open-minded. After all, you have to take the veggies along with the cake. My husband does, and he was pleasantly surprised. (Love him!❤️)

4 mini zucchini, cut lengthwise 

1/2 pound Mexican chorizo, mild

2 tablespoons onion, chopped 

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 

1/8 teaspoon cumin powder

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 

Dash of sea salt

1/2 cup black beans, rinsed

1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed

1 tablespoon diced pimento

1 green onion, cut up

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 cup pepper jack or white cheddar cheese

Fresh cilantro to taste

Scoop out seeds and flesh from center of zucchini, leaving a shell to hold filling. Discard flesh and seeds. Absorb moisture with paper towel. Place boats in a casserole dish. Divide half the cheese into the bottom of the boats. Set aside. In a medium skillet, fry chorizo, onion, garlic, cumin, red pepper flakes and salt. Cook until done, stirring frequently. In a small bowl, combine corn, black beans, pimento, cilantro leaves, and green onion. Squeeze lime juice over all. Top cheese-filled zucchini boats with chorizo mixture. Add a teaspoon of corn/bean salsa on top of meat. Cover with remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Serve with extra corn salsa on the side. Add more cilantro to taste. 

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