Stuffed Zucchini with Bulgur (Bulgurlu Kabak Dolması)

I made pepper dolmas with bulgur two weeks ago and we loved it. So, I decided to try the recipe again, this time with zucchini. I picked big zucchinis, carvable in my standards. I cut each zucchini into 3 equal parts and carved carefully so that each one had a thin bottom to hold stuffing. If you work with smaller zucchinis, just cut them into two. With zucchinis I used fresh dill and mint, and also added garlic. And in the end, stuffed zucchinis was as delicious as stuffed peppers with bulgur. Yet again if you don't like bulgur much, try stuffing zucchini with stuffing in this recipe.

3 big zucchinis
1/2 cup coarse bulgur
1 big onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 bunch dill chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint or 2 tsp mint flakes
2 long green chilies like anaheims, chopped
4 medium tomatoes, petite diced
approximately 1 tsp lemon zest
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp crushed peppers

-Saute onion, garlic, green onion, and chilies with 1/4 olive oil for 5-6 minutes.
-Add bulgur, tomato, dill, fresh mint, lemon zest, salt, and crushed peppers. Stir for a minutes. Add 1/3 cup hot water. Cover and cook until bulgur soaks all the water.
-Stuff zucchinis with bulgur mix. Place in a pot facing up.
-Pour hot water half way through zucchinis. Scatter rest of the olive oil. First bring to a boil and then cover and simmer on low for 40-50 minutes or until zucchini is cooked.

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  1. What a great idea to use the big zucchini and cut it into smaller ones to stuff! I love it. I try not to get them that big, but you know how they can misbehave and grow too fast. Sounds just delicious too.

  2. Delicious recipe.

    I couldn't fine big zucchini but I found that slicing the smaller ones in half lengthwise and hollowing them out with a teaspoon worked fine! I also added a tiny bit of ground lamb.

    Thanks for the recipe, this is a great site and I'll be trying some of the others soon too.