So we all now know that squash is in season and out in stores and gardens in abundance, as mentioned here on our sister blog FaveDiets: Wrap your mind around some squash. One member of the squash family that is always easy to find is zucchini.
Zucchini, just like the tomato is technically a fruit, but is most recognized and served as a vegetable. But I think it’s a vegetable that is sometimes forgotten about, passed up in stores for the more simple vegetables like peas, green beans or carrots. Let me tell you though, for those of you passing it up — turn around and give it another look.
Zucchini is one of the most versatile, healthy and easy to cook veggie-fruits out there. It’s low in calories, high in potassium and vitamin A, and can also be a good source of vitamin C , go figure! I mean many of us have probably tried zucchini bread or thrown it in our stir fry, but there are so many more things you can do with it. Whether you’re baking it in a dessert, adding it to pasta, salads, or soups, zucchini is a very tasty option that blends well with so many things.
If you don’t believe me on the versatility then just take a look at this delicious list of 15 Zippy Zucchini Recipes: How to Make Use of Summer’s Bounty. Now if those yummy recipes weren’t enough to convince you I’ve found some more delectable ones you must try.
Mini pizza’s anyone? I can’t stop thinking about this Recipe for Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices from Kalyn’s Kitchen, seriously what a great idea! Over at Carrots ‘N’ Cake they totally get what I’m saying about the many uses for zucchini, check out these flavor packed Zucchini Muffins. So many possibilities people, I tell you.
If you’re looking for a different but irresistible new appetizer option for parties or just a snack, try these Zucchini Toasts from Sprouted Kitchen, very fresh with a lot flavor packed into each little bite.
Finally for some easy casseroles that you can make with zucchini for the whole family, check out 11 Simple Zucchini Casserole Recipes.
There you have it, no more excuses for passing up this great veggie or fruit or whatever you want to call it again. Have fun cooking!