Corn and Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini

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Corn and Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini is a healthy, simple, and very delicious way to enjoy some vegetables.

This post was originally published in July 2015. I have updated the pictures while the text remains the same.

Stuffing veggies is a fun and delicious way to eat healthily!

Nope, we’re absolutely fine to eat them in any way, shape or form (even in ice cream, hahah!). But stuffing is still a good alternative to liven them up.

Indeed, while a lot of people stuff eggplant, peppers, and zucchini with meat, I use it once in a while. Perhaps, in one recipe out of ten or so. Basically, that happens when my better half starts hinting he would love to get some meat. I have no prejudice against any meat so why not, right? And yes – chicken bacon is meat as well. But most of the time I incorporate quinoa, couscous, buckwheat, other veggies, herbs, and cheese. Sure a lot of cheese. Because what’s the point to make them with no cheese, right? Just ridiculous!

This time I’ve got for you a lovely and perfectly meatless recipe, though. That’s statistically all right since it’s the very first recipe for stuffed veggies I’m posting on the blog. I mean, you still have hope for some meat components, sooner or later:)

Zucchini really is a unique veggie! And it’s an absolutely peculiar one. It’s got a tremendous advantage. It’s got a huge drawback at the same time. In a nutshell, having quite a neutral flavor and taste, it’s so versatile. You can make whatever you want and add it wherever you’d like, from baking sweet stuff to pizza (stay tuned by the way – I’ve got one to share soon), and everything would be great. Believe me, zucchini would appreciate almost everything.

On the other hand, and I’m talking now about its flaw, it could easily be a bland vegetable. I mean THAT bland that that could become your food ordeal. I know some people having once insipid zucchini would reject having them for a long time. That’s very sad.

That’s sad because neglecting seasoning sometimes does hurt.

Actually, I love unseasoned and unprocessed zucchini – fresh and crispy, they’re often the perfect summer snack to me. Or occasionally I make this simple salad mixing the slices of fresh zucchini and raw mushrooms and drizzling them over with a few drops of lemon juice and/or olive oil (sesame oil works well too), and a pinch of fresh thyme. That’s so good, folks!

Oh, am I off the topic? Sorry about that.

These Corn and Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini you would never call “bland”. Because they’re not. Sweet corn, creamy and rich ricotta, and plenty of fresh herbs – that’s a good combo. There’s one thing you may not fully love, though. Thanks to all the ingredients zucchini have a subtle sweet aftertaste. That didn’t bother us at all. But I’m an honest food blogger, that’s why I always try to depict the situation not to disappoint you if you decide to make this or that food. You can still jazz it up with more brutal spices to balance the taste out. Or stick to this delicate, I would say innocent, flavor.

What about you guys? Have you ever had bland zucchini on your plate? What’s your way to spice them up? Do you think cheese is a must for stuffed veggies?

 

 

21 thoughts on “Corn and Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini

  1. KevinIsCooking says:

    Ben these look quite tempting and I’ll be on the lookout for some large zucchini at the Farmers Market to try this recipe out. Corn, creamy and rich ricotta, and plenty of fresh herbs , sign me up! These are beautiful and I love the browned cheese on top.
    You threw me a curve ball when in the recipe when you mentioned add the cloves. I was like “clove?” I didn’t read that, that would be interesting. But I now see you meant “garlic” cloves. :)
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  2. David @ Spiced says:

    Oh, I totally love zucchini! We planted several zuke plants in our garden this year. (That’s right. I call them zukes.) They’re just now starting to go crazy, so I foresee some of these stuffed zukes in our future for sure. I absolutely love the flavor combination you’ve got going on here, too!
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