Baked courgettes stuffed with tuna and olives

    50 min

    Canned tuna, capers and black olives make a great stuffing for courgettes. You can make these ahead of time and keep them in the fridge for up to 2 days or freeze.


    Washington, United States
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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 medium courgettes
    • 160g tuna in oil, drained
    • 2 tablespoons black olives, pitted and chopped
    • 1 tablespoon capers
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
    • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
    • 1 egg
    • 1 sprig parsley, chopped
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Discard the bottoms and tips of the courgettes; slice in half width wise. Then slice each piece lengthwise to get 16 pieces in total.
    2. Use a knife or teaspoon to carve out the middle part of each piece of courgette to create a hollow section for the stuffing.
    3. Roughly chop any courgette you scooped out; transfer into a bowl. Add tuna, egg, grated Parmesan, olives, capers and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and stir well with a fork to break up the tuna.
    4. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    5. Brush a baking dish with a little olive oil. Arrange the courgette slices, cut side up, in an even layer in the baking dish. Use a spoon to fill each courgette with the tuna mix, pressing gently with your hands to make the stuffing compact. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, then place under the grill for 5 minutes to finishing browning on top.
    7. Set aside to cool to room temperature and serve.

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