Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Zucchini
Stuff ‘em. Slice zucchini in half and scoop out seeds. Brown lean hamburger or turkey and drain. Then mix your favorite seasoning and vegetables in with the meat. Fill zucchini boats and top with low-fat cheese. Bake on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes at 350° F.
Zesty Zucchini Stir-Fry. Cut zucchini length-wise into quarter-inch slices. Brush both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Place directly on a hot grill and cook until fork-tender. Add onions, mushrooms, peppers, and squash for a dish that’s not only tasty but visually pleasing.
The Veggie Omelet. Sauté zucchini (of course), onions, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, spinach and all of your favorite vegetables in a pan. Add eggs or egg whites and a small amount (1/4 cup) of reduced-fat or low-fat cheese then lightly brown each side.
Nutrition-Packed Casseroles. Add zucchini to any casserole or lasagna. It’s an easy way to pump up the vegetables and pack in the nutrition. Recipe: Skillet Lasagna
Sauce … with Substance. Add puréed zucchini to 3/4 of a jar of pre-made spaghetti sauce. This will bulk up your sauce, add nutrients, and decrease the amount of sodium in the sauce while altering the taste very little!
Zucchini Burger. Grate zucchini and form into patties just as you would potato cakes. Use olive oil and lightly brown them on both sides.
Slice or Dice and Add to Pasta. Zucchini is a great match for pasta! Simply slice or dice, sauté with a little olive oil and garlic, then toss in with your favorite shape of cooked pasta.
Recipe: Vegetable Pasta w/ Tomatoes
Kids & Zucchini. Make a kid-friendly dish that’s delicious, nutritious and fun to make. Voila! Now they’re eating another vegetable! Recipe: Snowboard Swooshing Squash
Just Slice and Grill. Zucchini tastes great cooked on the grill! Cut thick slices so they won’t fall through the grill grates, lightly brush with olive oil, add a dash of salt then grill away!