Saturday, April 30, 2011

Zucchini, the Wonder Veggie!

We have all heard stories about people's gardens being overrun by proliferate zucchini, not being able even to give it away because everyone else already has an abundance from other family and friends.

We've all either had or made zucchini bread, zucchini fritters, fried zucchini (my favorite), and more recently, grilled zucchini sandwiches or atop pizza. My goal here is to offer some less commonly seen zucchini recipes to help you find new ways to incorporate this healthy veggie into your and your family's diet.
Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Zucchini
Zucchini Relish
Mock Apple Pie

Mock "Crab" Cakes

Mock "Apple" Cobbler
For other ideas, look back at my eggplant blog. Whatever you can do with eggplant you can do with zucchini.  You will just have slightly different taste and coloring. Try shredding it and adding it to your spaghetti sauce for added thickness and fiber. Slice it and make pickles the same way you would with cucumbers. As you can see, it's one of the most versatile vegetables on the planet!


  1. I'm a huge fan of Zucchini! Your mock apple pie made me grin because my mom used to make them all the time and I was surprised that they really weren't that bad. When she first mentioned making one I couldn't even imagine what the end result would be.

  2. @Pixiebaby - I've actually made mock apple pie from Ritz crackers that even my now ex thought was made with apples. Some recipes are surprisingly good!

  3. I love zucchini and eggplant. I never tried them until I was an adult. My final A-Z Challenge blog post:

  4. I'm haveing zucchini for supper tonight. I've never made a mock apple pie or zucchini brownies, but i think they will be making an appearence in my future

    congrats on making it through the challenge

  5. Mmmm, I love zucchini. I'm totally trying the zucchini brownies!

    Congratulations on finishing the A-Z Challenge.
    Langley Writes about Writing

  6. OMG That stuffed zucchini looks divine :)