What To Make When You've Got Zucchini
Zucchini or summer squash (“courgette” if you think everything sounds delicious in French) is every backyard farmer’s dream of a crop. High yields and low maintenance have earned these veggies a special place in suburban gardeners’ hearts and commercial growers’ beds alike, meaning - as zucchini devotees - we can always be sure of healthy helpings of summertime sustenance.
Both flowers and the more familiar fruit (yes technically, zucchini is a fruit ) of the zucchini plant can be devoured. The bright yellow blossoms add a splash of highly nourishing colour to garnishes and salady dishes, and arguably make excellent tempura and decorative toppings.
Zucchini’s relatively mild taste and firm flesh make it a very versatile base for an array of wholesomely gratifying main dishes, soups, salads, baked goods and even desserts.
And hurrah for fibre, phytonutrients and vitamins A & C, for all come packaged in decent doses in every variety of zucchini, squash and marrow.
by Claire K CreationsZucchini makes a stunning base ingredient in dips - mild flavoured and easily pureed.
by Vegan SparklesZucchini looks amazing ribboned up as a basic salad or lower carb version 'noodles'.
by Bake Play SmileA lunchbox staple, delicious all-in-one handy sized muffins, they're make-ahead freezable too.
by Ooh, LookA simple idea to incorporate zucchini into a meaty meal and add some interest along the way.
by The Shady BakerYep, you've gotta do it. Carrot cake isn't strange and neither is zucchini cake - fluffy and delicious.
by Cooking for OscarFun idea for little and big kids alike, make the sails with flatbread and go all out on the stuffing.
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