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Let’s Talk Zucchini!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (Zucchini)

These days, when I walk into my local vegetable market, the bin holding zucchini is just a sea of deep green freshness. Sometimes, in the winter, you’ll see some sad-looking specimens. But not in the summer. I have a hard time resisting them, even though I usually still have a small supply at home. I can’t help it—fresh vegetables are my weakness. Especially since I’ve given up trying to grow anything in my backyard. (The deer and groundhogs won that battle.)

Whether you are fortunate enough to have zucchini plants in your garden, or like me, want to bring home way too much zucchini every time you head to the market, there’s no denying it: there’s zucchini everywhere. So let’s put that abundance to good use, shall we? Tell us:

What’s your favorite way to use zucchini?

I love grilled vegetables, like Ree’s Grilled Zucchini with Lemon Salt that you see in the photo above. Zucchini bread is another favorite, and I’ll sometimes add shredded zucchini to other baking recipes because I’m sneaky like that. As a bonus, the zucchini makes the end product moist, so I think that’s a win-win!

How about you? Do you have any favorite ways to use zucchini? Share your ideas with us below! And, as always, if you have a recipe link, share away!



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Elise on 7.27.2014

If you grow your own courgettes (zucchini) pick the flowers first thing in the morning when they are wide open, dip in egg and lightly fry. Totally yummy and a really fast breakfast.

Barb on 7.24.2014

I have two favs- carrot,apple,zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting or zucchini bites.

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mnheather on 7.24.2014

oh man, we layer slices of it with finely diced onion, drained diced tomatoes, canned mushroom slices, parmesan and cheddar cheese, and bake the heck out of it. So, so yummy!

Cathy B on 7.24.2014

My new favorite toy is my vegetti, which makes “noodles” out of a zucchini. You can use these noodles in place of regular spaghetti – or add them to the water about two minutes before your spaghetti is ready and bulk up the pasta. You can also use a spiralizer or even a mandoline to make zucchini noodles. Either way, they’re pretty neat!

idruskin on 7.24.2014

I make a chocolate zucchini bread that everyone loves.