Stuffed Squash with Bulgur and Feta
This vegetarian dish can be prepared up to a day ahead; fill the squash halves with the cooked bulgur mixture, and then refrigerate, covered, until ready to bake.
- 4 large summer squash (about 8 ounces each)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 3/4 cup bulgur wheat
- 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled, lemon wedges, for serving
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Halve each squash lengthwise; slice off a sliver of skin from each half so they sit flat. Scoop out flesh with a small spoon, leaving a 1/4-inch border; chop finely, and reserve. Place squash halves on a rimmed baking sheet, skin sides down; set aside.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add reserved chopped squash, onion, almonds, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until mixture is dry, 5 to 7 minutes.
Add bulgur and 2 cups water; simmer over medium heat until liquid is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes (bulgur should still be slightly crunchy). Remove from heat; stir in feta.
Mound bulgur mixture in reserved squash halves. Bake until squash is tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.
SourceEveryday Food, June 2004