Summer Garden Zucchini Boats





These zucchini boats are a great way to celebrate your summer garden... or the summer garden found at your local farmer's market.  This recipe has become a family favorite for our summer.  Tonight I set these on the dinner table and my picky eater actually said, "Yes! I love zucchini boats!"  They are that good.


Summer Garden Zucchini Boats

3 large zucchini
Basting oil with herbs and garlic (I use Wegman's Basting Oil)
16 oz plain hummus
1 drop dill essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
2 T pesto (if you don't have fresh pesto, the basil pesto sauce from Wegman's is fantastic)
1 pt cherry tomato
3 T goat cheese

Cut zucchini in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the seeds with a spoon and discard (or save for the compost pile).  Cover the cut side of each zucchini with basting oil.  Place cut side down on medium grill.  Grill for about 6 to 8 minutes or until slightly charred and soft.  While zucchini is grilling, gather the other ingredients and bring everything out to the grill.  Combine the hummus and essential oils and stir to mix together. Make it easy by putting everything on one tray = one trip outside. Turn over the zucchini boats and start to fill.  I fill them right on the grill, but you can also remove if you are more sensitive to heat.  I have been cooking for so long that the heat doesn't really bother me anymore.  Fill the boats with the hummus, equally divided between each boat. Next drizzle the pesto sauce.  Top with cherry tomatoes and goat cheese.  Grill another 6 to 8 minutes or until filling is bubbling.  Enjoy!

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