Raw (almost) Zucchini Boat Salad Appetizer

2-4 Zucchini – preferably young squash that is 1 1/2 – 2 inches in diameter
A handful of Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half or quarters
1-2 Scallions – slice thin
Grated or Cubed Cheese – like provolone or mozzarella
Half cup of pre-cooked grain – like farro, quinoa or cous cous
Vinaigrette Dressing – 2-4 tablespoons, to taste
Herbs of your choice – parsley, basil, etc. – minced
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Scrub the Zucchini well.  Cut off hard ends, then cut in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the inner pulp to make a boat shape, reserving the pulp.
2. Cook the boats briefly – steam or microwave for 3-4 minutes, until tender but still crisp – then set aside to cool.
3. Prepare the stuffing – mince the zucchini pulp and combine it with tomatoes, cheese, grain, scallion, and dressing.  Taste the stuffing and adjust seasonings.
4. Cutting a very thin sliver off the bottom of each “boat” helps it to stay upright.  Stuff each boat.  Top with a sprinkle of salt, fresh cracked pepper and sprinkle of fresh chopped herbs.  Chill briefly before serving.

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