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zukes&sumsquash

GOOD STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT ZUCCHINI & SUMMER SQUASH

Zucchini and summer squash are decent sources of folate, potassium, vitamin A, and manganese. In fact, a zucchini has more potassium than a banana, and with only 25 calories per serving, it is a healthy addition to stir fries. Don’t be afraid to grill, stuff, steam, stew, boil, and bake zucchini and summer squash, too. And since they are so low in calories, then plain ol’ sautéing it in butter can’t be too bad for you, right?

STORAGE TIPS

Zucchini and summer squash are to be stored in the fridge for 7-10 days. You can also freeze zucchini and summer squash super easily! Simply chop into pieces, puree and put into appropriate sized freezer bags (no need to peel or blanch). We usually put them in two cup portions, which is the amount used in most bread and cake recipes.

RECIPES

[intlink id=”6818″ type=”post”]304 Special[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2577″ type=”post”]Asian Peanut Noodle Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1848″ type=”post”]Baked Zucchini Sticks with Onion Dip[/intlink]
[intlink id=”4935″ type=”post”]Cabbage Zucchini Slaw[/intlink]
[intlink id=”4966″ type=”post”]Carrot Zucchini Bread[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1320″ type=”post”]Chocolate Zucchini Cake[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2963″ type=”post”]Fiesta Slaw[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1011″ type=”post”]Grilled Zucchini Pasta Salad with Peas[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1011″ type=”post”]Grilled Zucchini Pasta Salad w/Peas, Goat Cheese & Pesto Vinaigrette[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1765″ type=”post”]Honey & White Wine Braised Vegetables[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1732″ type=”post”]Lemon Roasted Summer Veggies[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2265″ type=”post”]Mediterranean Grilled Broccoli, Napa Cabbage & Zucchini[/intlink]
[intlink id=”3551″ type=”post”]Mixed Grilled Veggies w/Balsamic Vinegar and Oregano[/intlink]
[intlink id=”970″ type=”post”]Ratatouille[/intlink]
[intlink id=”7071″ type=”post”]Salad Pizza[/intlink]
[intlink id=”6995″ type=”post”]Summer Squash with Garlic[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2838″ type=”post”]Summer Vegetable Saute w/Balsamic Dates[/intlink]
[intlink id=”3576″ type=”post”]Summer Vegetable Saute w/Lime and Coriander[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1409″ type=”post”]Tempura Vegetables[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2770″ type=”post”]Turkish Zucchini Fritters[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1708″ type=”post”]Tuscan Zucchini Pie[/intlink]
[intlink id=”4883″ type=”post”]Veggie Fried Rice[/intlink]
[intlink id=”4949″ type=”post”]Zucchini and Corn Tacos[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1018″ type=”post”]Zucchini & Green Beans w/Garlic, Fennel & Lemon[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1843″ type=”post”]Zucchini & Pepper Frittata[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1926″ type=”post”]Zucchini Fritters with Soy Dipping Sauce[/intlink]
[intlink id=”4845″ type=”post”]Zucchini and Spinach Gratin[/intlink]

Cooking & Eating Tips

Zucchini and all summer squash are grand additions to the items put on the grill–just lightly oil them beforehand. Do the same when  roasting veggies in the oven, but bear in mind that zucchini/summer squash might cook faster than other veggies. They are deceptively watery. You may have noticed this when making Ratatouille.