You will need all these Zesty Zucchini Recipes when dealing with the abundance of zucchini every summer. You innocently plant zucchini. One day, nothing. The next day, you’re swimming in it!
- What Can You Do With a Lot of Zucchini?
- Do You Cook Zucchini with the Skin On or Off?
- How to Grow Zucchini in Containers
- Can You Eat Zucchini Flowers?
- Zesty Zucchini Recipes
What Can You Do With a Lot of Zucchini?
Every year, there’s always an abundance of zucchini. Whether you garden yourself or buy them at a local farm stand, you’re sure to have a lot.
You can use zucchini in so many recipes. My favorite is this Zucchini Pasta Sauce.
- Make a slaw
- Add it to salads
- Add it to soups
- Freeze It
- Dehydrate it
Or, try one of the delicious recipes below.
Do You Cook Zucchini with the Skin On or Off?
You don’t need to peel zucchini before eating, whether raw or cooked. The skin is soft enough that there’s no need. Besides, the skin is a great source of nutrients and antioxidants.
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How to Grow Zucchini in Containers
You can find two different varieties of zucchini plants: bush and vining. The bush variety is more compact and perfect for container growing.
You’ll need a round or square container, about 12-18″ across. Make sure you have drainage holes at the bottom. We’ve had to use a drill with an attachment to make drainage holes.
Learn more about Growing Zucchini at Gardener’s Path.
Can You Eat Zucchini Flowers?
Yes! The petals are tender and almost melt in your mouth. Zucchini flowers taste like… well, zucchini! You can eat them raw, sauteed or baked. They would be great with pasta or rice.
When you’re growing your own zucchini, it’s best to pick only the male flowers for cooking. Leave one or two for pollination. To save time, you can use one or two of the male flowers to pollinate by hand. Then, you won’t need to worry whether a bee has found it.
Zesty Zucchini Recipes
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