Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats

One thing my sweet boys are looking forward to …a lot… is having our own garden. We’re moving into a new house and they can’t wait to plant the garden next Spring! I’m really excited to do that with them too. It will be so fun making recipes with vegetables we have grown together. These Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats are one of the recipes we will for sure be making once that happens.
Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats. A delicious, meatless meal packed with Mexican flavor! Find the recipe on

Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats


  • 4 large zucchini
  • 1 {15 oz} can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Grease a 9×13″ casserole dish then set aside. Cook the quinoa or brown rice according to package instructions.
  2. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise, using a melon baller, hollow out the center of each. Lightly brush the tops with olive oil then place them skin side down in the casserole dish.
  3. Warm 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the corn, beans, salsa, chili powder and cumin. Stir all the ingredients together and continue to cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat then add the cooked quinoa and set aside.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spoon the filling inside of each zucchini until they are full. Sprinkle each half with cheese then cover with foil.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes then remove the foil and set the oven to broil. Cook for another 5 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  6. All your zucchini boats to cool for 5-10 minutes

Let me know how you liked this recipe by leaving a comment below! xoxo

Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats. A delicious, meatless meal packed with Mexican flavor! Find the recipe on

Recipe adapted from Making Thyme For Health



  1. August 8, 2018 / 7:59 am

    We will love these delicious boats! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  2. August 1, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    These look delicious! I love anything Mexican.

  3. January 9, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    These look so appealing, I love all the colours. What a gorgeous side dish. Thank you for the recipe.

  4. January 8, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    This looks like spring! So healthy and delicious sounding. I love to grow my own veggies, it always tastes so much better! Thank you for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday! 🙂

  5. January 7, 2018 / 10:50 am

    We will love your Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats! Happy to see you here at Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Miz Helen

  6. January 6, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Hi Hilary – I would go nuts over these! Thanks for bringing this by Fiesta Friday!


  7. July 28, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    Looks so good. Shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party.

  8. July 25, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    Yum – those sound amazing. Pinning to try! 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  9. July 23, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    What a great use for that zucchini surplus this time of year! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!

  10. July 22, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    Stopping by from the pretty pintastic party 🙂 My husband is gluten free, and I can never convince him zucchini is a food- but this looks like even HE might eat it. Thanks!!

  11. July 22, 2016 / 9:46 am

    My zucchini plants are growing like crazy and I need new recipes for them! I cannot wait to try this one! I have heard of zucchini pizza, but never of a burrito boat! Thank you for sharing at #100HappyDays Link Party! [Pinned!]

  12. July 21, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    Yum! What a fun recipe! And so beautiful too. I can’t wait to try these. Thank you for linking up to Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week.

  13. July 20, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    What a great way to use all those extra zucchini when you get a bumper crop! This looks delicious and healthy!

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