Zucchini is in season right now! If you love it, now is a great time to work it into your menu. This tasty, versatile veggie is perfect cold, grilled, fried, spiralized, or just about any way you can think to cook it! If you have a lot on your hands, it’s easy to slice it into a stir fry or toss it into your salads, but here are two great ways to enjoy it that are easy and delicious.
The next time you fire up the grill try grilling zucchini. Slice them in half lengthwise, then drizzle them with olive oil. Grill 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove from grill and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a cool, creamy ranch or yogurt dip.
Warning: this can be habit-forming! Baked zucchini is easy and tasty. Just turn your oven on to 375°F, slice two zucchini into ½” rounds, and toss them in two tablespoons of melted butter with a teaspoon each of oregano, salt, and pepper. Toss them onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment paper, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake for about 30 minutes. Serve hot.
Dice zucchini into large pieces and sauté in one tablespoon of butter or olive oil. As it releases water and starts to brown add a clove of minced garlic and ½ teaspoon of dried oregano. Top with parmesan cheese, if desired, and serve hot. This method is also delicious when tossed with hot cooked Dreamfields rotini!
Zucchini is Tasty & Healthy
If you love zucchini, got ahead and indulge! Aside from being a tasty way to add a little fiber to your diet (and WE LOVE FIBER!) with 2g per medium zucchini and just 33 calories, it’s also a good source of Vitamin C with 58% of your recommended daily amount. The high water content means it’s very filling when you eat it raw, and it cooks down considerably when it’s baked or sautéed, so keep that in mind. It’s a great base for soups, salads or a stir fry – all of which can be a great addition to a healthy menu.
Want to know more about this tasty summertime vegetable? Read more in this article from Food Revolution.