I posted a cucumber dish stuffed with tuna salad last week and it seemed like a lot of people liked this recipe. Therefore, I have decided to make another similar dish.
This recipe is best for lunch as appetizer.
Remember, for every lunch dish that are introduced in “Easy Healthy Recipe Wednesday and Thursday”, we aim for $3 CAN per serving maximum. Here is the recipe and cost of ingredients:
2 zucchini ($1.08 CAN)
1 tablespoon butter ($0.13 CAN)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil ($0.1 CAN)
0.25 cups red onions, chopped ($0.48 CAN)
1 tomato, chopped ($0.75 CAN)
1 can tuna ($0.97 CAN)
0.5 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded ($1.00 CAN)
0.25 cups panko bread crumbs ($0.70 CAN)
salt and pepper to taste ($0.05 CAN)
1) Cut zucchini lengthwise in half. Scoop out the seeds and flesh and set aside. Do not throw away the seeds and flesh as you will need it later.
2) Chop zucchini flesh. Put vegetable oil in large skillet on medium hear. Add onions and chopped zucchini. Cook for 3 minutes or until onions are crispy and tender.
3) Add tomatoes and tuna. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into zucchini shells.
4) Heat over to 350F. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs. Cook for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle over filled shells.
5) Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until zucchini shells are heated through. Serve when ready.
There you are! Not only this recipe is great for lunch as appetizer, but also great if you want your kids to have more veggies in their diet because the zucchinis do not taste bland. You may also substitute tuna with other fish or meat.
Ultimately, this dish costs $5.26 CAN in total, which is $2.63 CAN per serving. You cannot get an appetizer for less than $3 at a restaurant.
Do you like zucchini? What do you usually have zucchini with? Post your comments below. Till next time!
P.S. The prices were as of Monday, May 5, 2014 at No Frills.