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Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Bring 1 1/2 cups salted water to a boil, add barley, cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until tender. Set aside.
Meanwhile slice zucchini in half length wise, brush cut sides with 1 teaspoon oil and bake for 20 minutes or until slightly softened .
Remove zucchini from oven and scoop out the inside. Leaving the outer shell to stuff, put the pulp in a bowl, chop and drain liquid from both the pulp and outer shell. Set these aside.
In a small skillet, using 1 teaspoon oil saute onion and pepper for 4-5 minutes, until translucent and softened. Add tomato, salt and cook for 2 more minutes.
Mix barley, tomato mixture and 1/2 cup cheese (reserving 1/4 cup for the top). Use this mixture to fill zucchini halves and sprinkle reserved cheese on top of filled zucchini.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until bubbly and browned.
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Coops1313 2 years agoVery nice dish, really tasty. Recommend this dish.
weckle 4 years agoThe barley may be replaced with rice or any grain that has been precooked. Cooked meat may also be added in the mixture to stuff the zucchini. [I posted this recipe.]