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Ingredient Spotlight: Zucchini


Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables.  So delicious and there are so many wonderful ways to prepare it.  Depending on the part of the world you are in, these tasty vegetables are also called Courgettes.  Considered a summer squash, zucchini has a mild flavor and works well in not only savory dishes, but baked goods as well.  When selecting zucchini, choose ones that are free of blemishes.  The smaller they are, the more tender.

Zucchini are very easy to grow and the plants become quite plentiful — a great vegetable for gardeners just starting out.  They also have beautiful blossoms, which are also edible, and make great arrangements (noting that if you pick zucchini blossoms early enough  you won’t have a zucchini).  Here is our first blossom for the year!

Zucchini Blossom

Below are some great dishes from Green Door Hospitality that include Zucchini.  Simply click on the image to be taken to recipe!

Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Mediterranean Zucchini Bake

Roasted Red Pepper and Zucchini Soup

Zucchini Chips

Chicken Alfredo with Zucchini

Vegetable Kabobs

19 comments on “Ingredient Spotlight: Zucchini

  1. I love zucchini, and agree it’s so versatile with its many uses!

  2. Its grilling season…so many great ideas here.

  3. Cloches & Lavender
    May 14, 2013

    Great recipes and the blossoms are pretty.


    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 15, 2013

      Thanks Cynthia! I actually think I might plant even more next year and just have some of the plants used only for picking the blossoms for arrangements.

  4. Home Seasons
    May 14, 2013

    Wow, we didn’t know that zucchinis have blossoms! It’s so pretty!

  5. mmmarzipan
    May 14, 2013

    I never used to like zucchini but have really come around! So glad you have shared some ideas here… They all look fab! 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 15, 2013

      I’m so glad that you’ve come around to zucchini! It’s such a fun vegetable. 🙂 Hope you try and like some of the recipes.

  6. Love me some zucchini. It’s definitely one of my favorite vegetables, too, so in my humble opinion, VERY worthy of your spotlight. My favorite way to eat it, though, might have to be zucchini bread (with chocolate chips). Is it THAT obvious that I have a sweet tooth? Lol.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 15, 2013

      Ha, I actually thought of you Lauren when I was doing this post… I remembered how much you have voiced your love of zucchini in the past! 😉
      Yeah…I love zucchini bread too. Looking forward to making it and doing a recipe post with it once we start harvesting some of our zucchini in the garden.

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  8. gotasté
    May 18, 2013

    This is such a great vegetable to feature. I’ve made a pasta with it which I will be posting soon. What I am missing in life is to try a fried zucchini flower…..:-)

  9. now at home mom
    May 18, 2013

    Yes, zucchini is a delicious vegetable to have around, hubby and I we love trying different recipes during the summer. My parents and his parents grow them in their yard every year so we always have plenty to eat during the end of summer! 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 20, 2013

      They definitely are plentiful when grown! 😉 Good thing there are so many delicious recipes out there to try!

  10. MMmmm … zucchini chips … they look and sound delicious.

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