By Fredrica Syren:
If you ever have grown zucchini, you know that it tends to produce A LOT. This year I have only one plant but it’s been giving us many beautiful zucchinis, and then a friend of mine came over with loads of them from her garden. We eat lots of zucchini in pasta sauce, smoothies and stews. Zucchini is a low calorie food and contains important minerals, phytonutrients, vitamin C, A— all which should be eaten a lot to promote health. I think zucchini is very versatile and can be used in so many ways. Here are some of my favorite ways to eat this super nutritional vegetable.
Smoothie—Sounds strange to put zucchini into a smoothie but it’s delicious.
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup chopped zucchini
- 1 large apple, diced
- ½ avocado
- Handful of spinach
- 1 Tbsp. fresh mint, minced
- Blend until smooth and creamy
Dill zucchini chips—I love munching on these; they are a great take-along snack.
Creamy zucchini soup—Easy and yummy way to enjoy zucchini
Bakes zucchini with tomatoes—This amazing dish can be eaten vegetarian with a side of beans and pasta or rice, or as a side dish with fish or chicken.
Fermented zucchini—This is a very healthy way to preserve and eat zucchini.
Zucchini & apple bread—Yum!!!
What are your favorite ways to eat zucchini?