Homemade ‘Mince’ Stuffed Courgette

Deliciously healthy and nutritious homemade ‘mince-meat’ is stuffed into courgettes and topped with dairy-free cheese for a tasty main meal.

Homemade ‘Mince’ Stuffed Courgette

Read More…

Courgettes are one of the many great vegetables available to us and there are many occasions where I have a few too many laying around in the fridge, but luckily it’s never too difficult to create a recipe to use them up and this recipe is the cause of a few too many courgettes and I’m never one to waste anything!

My idea for stuffed courgettes came about because I find they are easy to scoop out and replace them with whatever filling you fancy and they bake really well to create a soft ‘boat’ to hold your filling in. Now I must confess I would probably always use a store-bought meat-free mince to stuff these or any other vegetable with but I thought I would get a little creative one evening but I was a little nervous as to how these would turn out initially but luckily I was extremely pleased with the outcome and will be using this ‘mince’ to stuff many vegetables in future recipes!

If you’re wondering on some other uses for courgettes then here are a few of my suggestions to get you started:

Ratatouille Bake

Vegetable Skewers

Courgette Layered Ragu

Oat Bake

Or simply make some Courgetti by spiralising courgettes to create a healthier low-carb spaghetti substitute. But as you can see there are many recipes where courgettes are the star of the show.

  

Though, the real star of this show is the Homemade ‘mince’ that is packed into these courgette boats. It is packed full of good-for-you ingredients including seeds and nuts which are packed full of protein and healthy fats and oats which are full of fibre, and with the addition of a few additional ingredients, all whizzed up to create a very tasty ‘mince’ which really does work fantastically stuffed into courgette boats. *Remember to soak your nuts and seeds for a good few hours (preferably 4 – 8 hours) and then drain and rinse them so they are soft and ready to be whizzed.

 


How To:

Start by placing your courgettes in the microwave for 2 minutes to soften them up and then scoop out the inside flesh carefully (leaving enough room around the edges) and set aside for a moment.
In a food processor, add all ingredients along with the courgette flesh and blend until broken down (you want most of the mixture smooth but a few chunkier bits is okay).
Spoon the mixture into the courgette boats and place in the oven for approximately 20 minutes. (By this time the ‘mince’ should have cooked and browned and the courgettes should be soft) then top with Vegan friendly ‘cheese’ if desired and place back in the oven for 5 – 10 minutes or until melted. Remove from the oven and serve with a leafy green side salad if desired.
This will serve 2 as a main course or 4 as a side dish.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you give it a go, leave a comment and let me know or post a picture in  instagram or  facebook and use #untaintedtastes and tag me @untaintedtastes as I’d love to see them 🙂 xo


Homemade 'Mince' Stuffed Courgette
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Recipe type: Vegan, 30-Minutes or Less
Cuisine: Main
Serves: Serves 2
Ingredients
  • 2 courgettes, sliced in half length-ways
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, *soaked
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds, *soaked
  • ½ cup raw walnuts, *soaked
  • 1 tbsp linseeds
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Vegan friendly 'cheddar cheese'
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F/180C/Gas Mark 4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Firstly, place your courgettes in the microwave for 2 minutes to soften and then scoop out the inside flesh carefully and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, add all ingredients along with the courgette flesh and blend until broken down (you want most of the mixture smooth but there can be a few chunkier bits).
  4. Spoon the mixture into the courgette boats and place in the oven for 20 minutes. (By this time the 'mince' should have browned) then top with Vegan friendly 'cheese' if desired and place back in the oven for 5 - 10 minutes or until melted.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve with a leafy green side salad if desired.
 

If you like my blog and my recipes then please show your support so I can continue to provide delicious recipe like this by subscribing, liking and sharing my page and following me! xo

Related posts:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: