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?
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.
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.