Stuffed Grilled Zucchini

I have been getting quite a bit of zucchini in my Graber Organic Farms CSA boxes & it has been really great to come up with new ways to serve it. This has been one of my family's favorites! I use exclusively oils from The Olive Twist (they'll ship to you!), but you can use what you have. Sauteing the veggies in the Tuscan Herb oil & massaging the garlic oil into the raw zucchini really added a flavor pop that I would have to recommend though!

4 zucchini 
4 oz panchetta
4 oz seitan (wheat meat), chopped
4 spring onions, chopped (white & light green parts)
1 red, orange, or yellow sweet pepper, chopped
1 T pesto (if you've got it)
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 c seasoned croutons, smashed to crumbs
olive oil
  1. Halve zucchini & scrape out insides leaving about 1/4 inch wall around the exterior (save & chop the scrapings)
  2. Heat some olive oil & pan fry the panchetta, bacon bits, & seitan until the panchetta is toasty & browned.
  3. Add the zucchini scrapings, onions, & sweet pepper to the pan.
  4. Saute until lightly browned & fragrant. 
  5. Remove from heat, add the garlic & pesto and stir until just fragrant.
  6. Lightly oil and sprinkle each zucchini half with pepper 
  7. Place zucchini cut side down on a hot grill.
  8. Grill about 5 minutes until dark char lines appear.
  9. Remove zucchini from grill.
  10. Add cheese & croutons to the meat & veggies and stir until combined.
  11. Stuff each zucchini shell with meat & veggie mix.
  12. Place back on hot grill until cheese is bubbly & delicious.