Vegan Lentils-Quinoa Zucchini Boats

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A great combination of hearty, protein-rich lentils and satiating quinoa on a fresh and juicy zucchini boat!

These oil-free, delicious, and filling, juicy zucchini boats will surprise you with their satisfying flavor!


The recipe is plant-based (no eggs, dairy-free). It is made only with whole food ingredients.

These zucchini boats are so healthy, gluten-free, and delicious! Quite satiating as well due to the lentils and the quinoa.

They can be quite interesting for your kids who will like their taste as much as the idea of eating a ‘boat’!

You can enjoy 3-4 of these boats as a main dish or serve them as a side dish.

Gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, nut-free. Nutrient-rich!

Optimized for Perfect Weight and Health

These are whole plant food zucchini boats that promote great health and weight.

No oils or animal products for a healthier you.

The lentils are a great source of minerals and resistant starch, which protects your gut flora and immune system.

Together with the quinoa, these are rich in complex carbs that keep you full for longer and prevent overeating.

The oregano, savory, black pepper, and tomato are full of anti-inflammatory antioxidants and micronutrients.

Sprinkled with sesame seeds for some healthy Omega-3s.


Why these Lentils-Quinoa Zucchini Boats are so beneficial for you?

They are

  • Vegan
  • Plant-based
  • Whole food
  • Gluten-free
  • Oil-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Rich in healthy plant-based proteins
  • High in antioxidants
  • Superbly delicious, fresh, and juicy zucchini boats that are great for your health!

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Lentils-Quinoa Vegan Zucchini Boats

Venelina Dove M.D.
These oil-free, delicious and filling, juicy zucchini will surprise you with their satisfying flavor!
A great combination of hearty, protein-rich lentils and satiating quinoa on a fresh and juicy zucchini boat.
Quite satiating as well due to the lentils and the quinoa.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Recipes
Cuisine European
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 336 kcal



  • Place the quinoa and red lentils into a pot and bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, peel the zucchini and cut them into halves lengthwise.
  • Scoop the core and form zucchini boats. Keep the cores in a separate dish.
  • Place the zucchini halves into a pot with boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Take them carefully out.
  • Throw away the water, keep only a small amount to cover the bottom of the pot. Place there the finely chopped zucchini cores together with chopped onion, carrot and tomato. Add the savory, oregano, paprika,
    black pepper and salt. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Place quinoa and lentils in the pot as well and stir everything together for a few minutes.
  • Fill the zucchini halves with the tasty filling.
  • Sprinkle with whole sesame seeds.

You can find detailed instructions with photos in the post above.


Red lentils are cooker quicker than other varieties. You can use ordinary lentils but make sure to cook them for longer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 17gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 447mgFiber: 16gSugar: 13g
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I’m Venny, I am a medical doctor and I believe great health stems from eating whole plant foods. Here you’ll find delicious (mostly) oil-free whole food, plant-based recipes and learn how food makes you healthy!

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