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Zesty Zucchini Boats


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LA VICTORIA® Pineapple Salsa made its way home, and I used it in a recipe featuring fresh corn off the cob, zucchini, and limes. For a festive 4th of July dinner, on a very wet/cold 4th, it was perfect! It really made our evening. This is summer living to me – fresh produce (And yes, out of our garden for some of it!) and bold flavors.


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Zesty Zucchini Boats


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey (7% fat)
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 ears of corn, kernels cut off
  • 1 cup LA VICTORIA® Pineapple Salsa
  • 8 ounces shredded mexi-cheese or cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 400°. Spray lightly 1 or 2 glass baking dishes with oil. Set aside.

Wash and dry the zucchini, then cut in half lengthwise. Use a teaspoon to scoop out each half, leaving a “boat”. Place in the prepared dish(es).

In a large skillet, over medium-high, add the oil and turkey, saute until cooked through, stirring often to break up.

Sprinkle garlic and oregano , add lime juice, stirring in.

Add in corn and salsa, cook for 2 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Take off the heat, stir in 1 cup cheese.

Divide between the 8 “boats”, patting down to fill them, mounding on top if needed.

Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

Bake for 25 minutes uncovered, or until golden and cheese is bubbling.

Let rest for 5 minutes, then serve.

Serves 4 (or more if you are serving children).


We had ours with salsa rice on the side (3¾ cups water, ½ cup salsa, 1 Tbsp Better Than Bullion base, and 1 Tbsp butter to a boil, add in 2 cups white rice. Return to a boil, stirring well. Turn down to medium-low, cover and let cook for 20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes off heat, fluff up).

3 thoughts on “Zesty Zucchini Boats

  1. These look delicious! I can’t wait until our garden starts producing zucchini…I can never get enough! ~Lori

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