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Patty squash for tapas

Stuffed patty squash with Mojo verde

warm tapas spread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Dish, sidedish, Snacks
Cuisine Baby toddler food, Baking, diabetic friendly, Fusion, gluten free, International, One pot, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 4 people
Calories 522 kcal


for Mojo Verde sauce

  • 1 cups coriander leaves (cilantro)
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice or white wine vinegar

for stuffing patty squash

  • 4-6 medium sized patty squash (summer squash)
  • 1/2 cup Foxtail millet cooked
  • 1/2 cup chickpea cooked and drained
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayanne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cheese machengo, grated

for roasting

  • 1 tbsp olive oil


Mojo verde making

  • Add all the ingredients into the food processor and blend till smooth. Save the sauce refrigerated.

for the patty squash

  • Preheat the oven at 180
  • Wash clean and pat dry the patty squash
  • Core the central area and scoop out the contents to form like a little bowl.
  • Stuff the scooped centre with a few chickpeas it can hold.
  • In a mixing bowl add the cooked millets, parsley, cayenne, paprika, grated garlic and salt. Mix them well till combined.
  • Stuff the squash with this mixture and press the mixture down firmly to hold like a little lid.
  • Place the prepared squash on a baking tray and drizzle the olive oil over each one
  • Bake at 180 for 15 minutes
  • Add the cheese on top of each patty and bake again for 5 more minutes until the cheese just melts.
    tapas patty squash
  • Serve warm with Mojo verde.


Add the grains based on what you like. you can use cooked rice or buckwheat instead of the millets.


Calories: 522kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 12gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 504mgPotassium: 1274mgFiber: 10gSugar: 6g
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