Eat the Seasons
With zucchinis growing like crazy over the summer, many of you are probably receiving a lot of zucchinis from your backyard gardener friends.
Zucchini, one of the most popular summer squash, has a delicate flavor, soft shell and creamy white flesh. Zucchini is also low in calories (one cup of raw zucchini contains only 20 calories) and has a high amount of vitamin C.
The name zucchini is derived from an Italian word zucchino which means small squash. Botanically, zucchini is a fruit even though people use zucchini as a vegetable. Zucchini is in season from April to August but is available all year round.
Zucchini is very versatile. It can be sautéed, grilled, or baked and used as a side or as a main entrée. Zucchini also goes well with many other ingredients such as thyme, mint, basil, olive oil, cheese, dill, and bread crumbs or panko.
Here are some of our favorite zucchini recipes:
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