Zucchini is one of those vegetables that transcends typical likes and dislikes. If you are a person that generally does not like squash, it is entirely possible that you may still love zucchini.
Zucchini are best when picked early, while they are still tender and fairly small, about the size of a small to medium cucumber. They should be firm and feel a little heavy for their size. If you can grow your own, all you need do is to plant the seeds and water. I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of zucchini that hasn’t flourished with very little care. Zucchini are so easy to grow, if you have a place to plant them, you will soon find that your biggest problem will be finding people to give your over-abundant crop to!
Zucchinis have such a mild and tender flavor that they are a perfect marriage with other summer vegetables or even used grated in breads and cakes.Try any or all of these zucchini recipes. If you do grow your own, we’re sure you’ll be happy to have as many recipes as possible for your never ending crop!
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Lemon Rosemary Chicken Skewers with Zucchini
Barbequed Sausage & Shrimp Gumbo
Summer Vegetable & Pasta Stew
Zucchini Stuffed w/Cheese
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Fried Zucchini Sticks
Orange-Herb Chicken w/Crunchy Zucchini
Polenta w/Mixed Vegetables
Salmon Filet w/Zucchini, Carrots & Shitake Mushrooms
Summer Vegetable Pancakes
Zucchini and Corn Soup
Zucchini w/Cream & Gruyere