May 10 2012
We’re a few months shy of zucchini “season”, but I’m due for a Kitchen Tips using the letter Z! Now I could have chosen any number of other foods that begin with Z, such as Zabaglione, Zest or Ziti, but I selected "out of season" zucchini, out of respect for the number of ways it can be utilized.
And if you don’t think you like zucchini, you are not likely to detect its mildly distinctive flavor, in many of these options, but will still benefit from all the vitamins, minerals and fiber!!
Here’s just an example of the myriad ways zucchini can be enjoyed (or hidden):
Lasagna noodles (instead of pasta noodles)
Quick breads or muffins
Soup (chilled or hot)
Crudité (raw sticks or rounds, offered with a dip)
Sautéed and boldly served as a stand alone side dish
In spaghetti sauce (try shredding it, if “hiding” it is important)
In quiche or strata
Zucchini, Chocolate Chip Pancakes anyone??
Anyway, you get the picture – here’s a little video I made, demonstrating a creamy, Zucchini Dip:
I’d love to hear about the creative ways you’ve served zucchini! Please post your comments!