As summer comes to a close, so too does the local zucchini growing season. Soon, this versatile vegetable won’t be as abundant in your grocery store. Zucchini squash is filled with potassium, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants to help you stay healthy. But there’s no need to stick to the same old bland recipes to obtain this nutrition.
Here are some delicious and creative summer squash zucchini recipes.
Zucchini Sauté with Balsamic
Perhaps you’re going to that last summer BBQ and need to make a side dish. Combining thinly cut zucchini slices with balsamic dressing, summer squash, and garlic can make a refreshing, simple, and easy salad. Chill it in the freezer to make it even more refreshing.
Zucchini Bread for Extra Texture
Shredding zucchini into your next baking recipe can give it a nice savory overtone and additional moisture. The zucchini has a subtle taste that won’t overpower most baking recipes. You can even add it to muffins and pancakes. Consider adding some chocolate or making it a gluten-free meal.
Zucchini, Rice, and Garlic Chicken
This meal is a balanced, nutritious option that feels filling yet is light. Simply fry your favorite pre-cooked rice and some garlic chicken before adding zucchini slices to the mix. For some extra flavor, consider drizzling or glazing some hot honey sauce over the dish.
Zucchini Bread Crumb Fries
Sometimes, you just want a crispy snack. Zucchini fries can be healthier than ordinary French fries, yet just as tasty. You’ll need to coat them with flour, eggs, and bread crumbs before frying. They taste great with a light summer dip.
Summer Squash and Your Health
Zucchini comes from the summer squash family and can be a quick and healthy addition to any meal. Fortunately, the light summery vegetable goes with most foods and can also lower cholesterol levels while supporting bone health. It’s a versatile vegetable that can perk up almost any dish.