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5 Links to Read Before Eating Zucchini

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Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: Celebrating zucchini, the ubiquitous summer squash.

Compared to other summer produce, zucchini's got it rough. The (let's face it) bland squash is up against juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and tart berries, and its sheer abundance often makes cooking with it feel more like a chore than a seasonal treat. But it's high time we showed this versatile, affordable ingredient some love. Put it in bread, peel it into noodles, and spread it like butter on a crusty baguette. (And don't forget to read these links!)

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  • What else can you use to make slushies, pies, and pastas? Witness zucchini's versatility. (Saveur.)
  • Stuck with a giant zucchini? Our community members have ideas for how to use it. (Food52.)
  • Follow these tips for the best grilled zucchini ever. (Serious Eats.)
  • Don't forget to use up those zucchini blossoms! (Bon Appétit.)
  • And, if all else fails, freeze your surplus. (The Kitchn.)

Zucchini zealots: What are your best recipes with zucchini? Share them with us in the comments!

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8 months ago Tammy Lang

I am addicted to dehydrated zucchini chips! They get light and crispy like a potato chip and season well with a variety of flavors.


8 months ago Nazima, Franglais Kitchen

Ah love courgette noodles - made a tofu salad with courgette noodles recently - delicious - here is the link (if that is ok!) http://franglaiskitchen...


8 months ago Gundega Korsts

Saute any summer squash with onion, garlic, and plums (or other fruit). Add ginger to consolidate the flavors.