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13 INGREDIENTS9 STEPS30MIN

Baked Zucchini Pockets

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The Fit Mediterranean
Daniela grew up in Italy, learning her passion for cooking and culinary secrets from her grandmother. Today she teaches and blogs in Shanghai.
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Simple, quick and healthy recipe. You can make it ahead of time and just heat it up when ready to serve. It's a great dish to serve at a dinner with friends or for a weekly meal with your family.

30MIN

Total Cooking Time

13

Ingredients
The Fit Mediterranean
Daniela grew up in Italy, learning her passion for cooking and culinary secrets from her grandmother. Today she teaches and blogs in Shanghai.
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Ingredients
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Servings:
2
Serves 2
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2
sliced lengthwise
9 oz
Ground Lean Pork
1/2
Small Onion , diced
1 Tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
to taste
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup
Tomato Sauce
1 cup
Cherry Tomatoes
to taste
Fresh Basil , chopped
to taste
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
1/4 cup
2 Tbsp
to taste
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Step 1
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 2
Grill the Zucchini (2) .
Step 3
Start off by sautéing the Onion (1/2) in a skillet with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) oil. When the onion is soft (about 5 min on low heat), add the Ground Lean Pork (9 oz) .
Step 4
Season with Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) and cook on medium heat until meet is done. Set aside.
Step 5
Take the Grilled Zucchini and interlace four slices as shown in the picture.
Step 6
In the center, place 2 tablespoons of the ground pork, some Mozzarella Cheese (1/4 cup) and Parmesan Cheese (2 Tbsp) . Fold the zucchini over on top.
Step 7
In a baking dish, ladle some Tomato Sauce (1/4 cup) , and lay the stuffed zucchini pocket on top.
Step 8
Halve some Cherry Tomatoes (1 cup) and place them next to the zucchini pocket. Sprinkle some Parmesan Cheese (to taste) , add some Fresh Basil (to taste) . Drizzle some Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (to taste) on top.
Step 9
Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. Let it cool down, serve warm and enjoy!

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