Lamb Stuffed Zucchinis

Servings 4 people


  • 4 large zucchinis
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 green chilis de-seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cashews
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 egg
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil wrap


  • Preheat outdoor grill to MEDIUM.
  • Halve each zucchini lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a large bowl, leaving a hollow “shell”. Set shells aside.
  • Chop zucchini flesh; add remaining ingredients (ground lamb through egg) then, with your very clean hands, blend the mixture well.
  • Fill zucchini shells with lamb mixture (it’s okay to over-stuff them!) and place them on a grill tray or vegetable basket lined with foil wrap; loosely cover with more foil wrap, making sure it doesn’t touch the tops of the stuffed zucchini.
  • Place stuffed zucchini on grill; cover and cook for 20 to 35 minutes or until meat mixture is cooked through.
  • Remove foil wrap for the last 5 minutes of cooking time. If you don’t have a grill tray or basket, make a disposable one out of foil wrap.
  • Any extra lamb mixture can be shaped into meatballs and grilled.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Grilled eggplant and braised kale.
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