It is another fun holiday, National Zucchini Day! Growing up I do not remember eating zucchini (Mom, if you are reading this, did you ever make zucchini). As an adult though I definitely like it. Sadly, no zucchini growing in our garden this year, but maybe some of our gardening friends and family in St. Louis who have a bumper crock with share some zucchini love with us.
Zucchini is super easy to cook as a side dish at any meal. You can slice it into rounds and sauté it, slice it lengthwise into quarters or halves and grill it even. For both of these methods a little extra virgin olive oil and fresh salt and fresh pepper is all you need, although I like to add some garlic or garlic powder too.
I asked my blogging friends to share some of their favorite zucchini posts with me so I could pass them along to you. Take a look at all these great blogs and find a new way to celebrate National Zucchini Day!
I have made this myself based on Tara of Feels Like Home Blog’s recipe and it is delicious! Try it!
OMG I will be making this recipe from Stacy at Every Little Thing very soon. I love that it has quinoa in it and goat cheese! Yum, yum, yum.
This sounds like a great alternative to eggplant if you aren’t a fan of that bitterness that eggplant can have. Another one from Tara at Feels Like Home Blog.
Wow, does this sound good and healthy or what? From my friend, Angela of Untrained Housewife. I do not eat a ton of bread these days, but I think I may just try this one.
I love that Daria of Mom in Management made these muffins rather than a loaf of bread. That makes them great for freezing and you can just take them out one at a time and pop in the microwave whenever you want one.
Sweet potatoes and white potatoes are used in this recipe by Heather of Our Kids Mom. It just even looks so pretty with the pops of green and orange colors.
Kimberly of Rhubarb and Honey created this recipe based on a friends recipe for torta di zucchini. I love that is uses both shredded and sliced zucchini.
Foil packets are always so simple. Lacy of Living On Love Blog had seen something for a packet meal on Pinterest and then came up with her own version that contained zucchini along with lots of other veggies and some kielbasa sausage.
Ohhh, this is a family recipe from Alicia of Stockpile Cooking handed down by her grandmother. Hubby is the canner in our family so I will have to see if he will make some of this.
What is your favorite way to eat zucchini? Do you think you will try any of these recipes from my blogging friends?
Happy National Zucchini Day!
Photo Sources: Top basket of zucchini original by nociveglia; all others attributed to the blogs they are linked to
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