Monday, June 25, 2012

CSA Share Ninja Rescue: zucchini

Zucchini chips
This week, readers have started receiving zucchini in their shares.

Let the great summer zucchini onslaught begin!

I tried to include both traditional and non-traditional ideas for using zucchini; there's only so many times you can serve sauteed zucchini as a side dish without your family looking weary, am I right?

As always, if you need help with a veggie you've received in your CSA share, leave a comment below or send me an email before this coming Friday.

Recipes suggestions are posted on Mondays.

  • Zucchini chips: Near and dear to my heart, as these are my only official prize-winning recipe. 
  • Zucchini pecan cake: Whether you make it as a cake or muffins (minus the frosting), this recipe from In Praise of Leftovers is a winner.
  • Lemony zucchini goat cheese pizza: I love this easy, unusual recipe from Smitten Kitchen -- perfect for casual summer dining.
  • Cream of zucchini soup: I just discovered this one from The Meaning of Pie -- easy and delicious, my favorite combination!
  • Morning glory muffins: Just substitute shredded zucchini for the carrots called for in this great breakfast muffin recipe.
You can also check out last year's suggestions for using zucchini.

What's your favorite way to prepare zucchini? The Ninj wants to know.

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  1. Zucchini onslaught indeed! I usually end up eating a lot of zucchini slices quickly sauteed with garlic, and throwing them into every single pasta sauce I make for two full months. :)

  2. Chocolate zucchini bread.

    Grilled zucchini.

    Zucchini fritters.

  3. Great suggestions, Eileen and Annie!