Zucchini Baskets with Greek Olives
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Appetizer
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Mediterranean
Serves: 2
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 2 round zucchinis
  • 5 Kalamata olives
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 100 to 120 gr. / 3.5 to 4 oz. graviera cheese or gruyere, grated
  • Olive oil
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Cut the zucchinis in half.
  2. Cut their stems on both sides and with a spoon empty their flesh leaving half inch from the skin.
  3. Place them clean part downwards to a steamer and steam for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Remove from steamer and put them immediately in very cold water to stop them from continuing to boil.
  5. Cut their flesh in small cubes and also cut the olives in pieces.
  6. In a skillet pour couple of tbsp. of olive oil and add the garlic.
  7. Sauté for a minute and then add the zucchini flesh, the olives and all the herbs, sugar, salt and pepper.
  8. Sauté for about 5 minutes in medium / high heat.
  9. Remove and add the 80 gr. of graviera cheese or gruyere and mix to incorporate.
  10. Take the zucchini baskets and add 1 tsp of olive oil in each one of them.
  11. Stuff them with the mixture and cover them with graviera or gruyere.
  12. Preheat oven to 175°C / 340°F.
  13. Bake them for 15 minutes and then turn on the broiler and broil for couple of minutes or until they take a nice golden color on top.
  14. Serve warm.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at https://www.culinaryflavors.gr/zucchini-baskets-with-greek-olives/