Greek-style stuffed courgettes


Greek-style stuffed courgettes
Courgettes filled with a mixture of feta, pine nuts and lemon, then cooked gratin-style in the the oven.
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Last modified on: July 17th 2022

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Greek-style stuffed courgettes : Photo of step #1
Prepare 500 g courgette.

Cut in half lengthways.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Greek-style stuffed courgettes : Photo of step #2
Hollow out the centre with a teaspoon or, ideally, a pommes parisiennes spoon.

Do not throw the flesh away, as it can be used in another recipe, such as quick courgette soup with cheese.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Greek-style stuffed courgettes : Photo of step #3
Toast 100 g pine nuts in a small frying pan on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Cut 150 g feta into small pieces and put into a high-sided container.

Add the juice and zest of ½ lemon and pepper.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Greek-style stuffed courgettes : Photo of step #5
Add 3 sprigs parsley whole (with the stalks), then the toasted pine nuts and 4 tablespoons olive oil.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Blend, adding a little more oil if necessary.

I call this "Greek pesto", with a nod to our Italian friends, of course...

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Greek-style stuffed courgettes : Photo of step #7
Salt the insides of the courgette halves, then brush inside and out with a little olive oil.

Arrange on a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
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Fill each courgette half generously with the feta mixture (a forcing bag is ideal for this).

You can top with a few breadcrumbs if you wish.

Stage 9 - 20 min.
Greek-style stuffed courgettes : Photo of step #9
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not overcook or the courgettes will sag and flatten. This doesn't affect the flavour but they are less attractive.

Stage 10
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Serve hot or warm.
Remarks
Choose small courgettes if you can, or medium size that are still crunchy, as they will hold up better during cooking.
Keeping
Should be eaten right away.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,836 Kcal or 7,687 Kj42 gr37 gr169 gr
92 %16 %4 %26 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
210 Kcal or 879 Kj5 gr4 gr19 gr
10 %2 %<1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
459 Kcal or 1,922 Kj10 gr9 gr42 gr
23 %4 %1 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Sourdough
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 7.39 €
  • Per person : 1.85 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
CourgetteCourgette: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes, Zucchini and tomato remoulade, Cubed salad, Vegetable tartare, Italian style gratin, ... All
FetaFeta: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Moussaka, Thin summer tart "à la grecque", Spinach brik parcels, Tzatziki, Lumberjack turnovers, ... All
Pine nutsPine nuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Kalamata Salad, Crunchy salad, Purple Pesto, Greek Pesto, Spinach and ricotta ravioli, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Seafood sauerkraut, Individual creamy endive gratins, Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli, Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan, Carbonnade, ... All
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