IMG_0539One of the many varieties of summer squash, zucchini is a staple of many a vegetable garden.

Zucchini Storage

Store zucchini in a plastic bag in the refrigerator; excessive moisture will cause molding.

Zucchini Usage

This versatile veggie can be sautéed, baked, stuffed, grilled, added to soups, and grated for baked goods. Zucchini contains a fair amount of water, which makes it perfect for salting. Salting improves texture and concentrates the squash flavor. Simply toss coarsely grated or diced zucchini with a small amount of salt, let it sit in colander for 15-30 minutes, then rinse and squeeze dry. Zucchini partners well with butter, yogurt, Parmesan cheese, garlic, dill, basil, marjoram, mint, lemon, walnuts, tomatoes, and peppers.

Zucchini Recipes

Grilled Zucchini Ribbon and Kale Salad

Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash with Bacon and Cheese

Zucchini and Fresh Herb Fritters

Zucchini Frittata with Marjoram