SFL RecipesThis Ancient Grains Stuffed Zucchini from Rip Esselstyn’s Engine 2 Diet seems appropriate as this weeks featured recipe from the Slender For Life™ Recipe Library. Gardens are bursting with zucchini and the neighbors are closing their curtains when they see you coming. Its time for the annual great zucchini giveaway so you might as well find as many uses as you can for these wonderful vegetables.

Ancient Grains Stuffed Zucchini

The 2nd place winner in the Engine 2 Food Line Recipe contest is Lauren Vaught. We loved this recipe, not only for the delicious combination of flavor, but also for the beautiful presentation!

Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 30 min
Total Time 45 min
Serves 2-4

2 zucchini, sliced lengthwise
1 Package Engine 2 Ancient Grains Blend
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 cup frozen edamame
1/2 cup shredded and diced carrots
1/2 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels
1/2 cup diced mushrooms
2 tsp. low sodium tamari
1 Tbs. chopped almonds or peanuts
1/2 cup chopped mango, fresh or frozen


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Scoop out middle of each zucchini slice, creating a ‘ditch’ down the center.
  • Place zucchini cut side down in a pan filled with 1 cup water into 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine the next 7 ingredients in a bowl. Scoop equal amounts into zucchini ‘boats’.
  • Top with chopped mango and almonds.
  • Bake for another 15-20 minutes to heat through. Enjoy!

You can find our plant-strong grain blends at Whole Foods Market.

*If you can’t use Engine 2 grain blends, you can combine quinoa, farro, lentils, brown rice and wild rice to make this grain blend. Click here for more Engine 2 Diet recipes.

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