Happy 4th of July weekend! What a beautiful holiday weekend we have. Before I get to my fabulous summer picnic side dish, I need to announce the winner of the Learn How To Can Giveaway! Using random.org the number 27 was drawn. The winner is:
I am a FACS teacher and I would love to learn to can. I am somewhat old-fashioned. I make my own laundry soap and cleaners so this is right up my alley! I would like to learn how to make raspberry and blackberry jelly!
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I’m so excited that the weather is finally warm and it’s time to use the grill again. Usually my husband is the one to grill but this year I decided I wanted to try my hand at it. I’ve been looking for vegetables that can be grilled as well and came across a yummy looking recipe for zucchini.
This recipe calls for hollowed out zucchini filled with a couscous stuffing. I love couscous so I was immediately taken with the recipe. The mixture of couscous, spinach, Parmesan, and lemon juice was really light and fresh. The zucchini grills up with nice grill marks on the bottom and the couscous mixture bakes into the zucchini. It’s a perfect BBQ or summertime side dish.
Grilled Zucchini with Couscous, Spinach, and Cheese (adapted from Cooking Light )
1 c. vegetable broth
1 shallot, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 c. frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 c. couscous, uncooked
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1 t. lemon zest
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. olive oil
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
1. Preheat the grill.