Posted on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 7:00 am
The best time to buy fresh produce is when it is in season. That’s when you can find it at the lowest price of the year. Wait too long, and it will go out of season again (and the price will go up). Zucchini is one of the many lovely vegetables that goes in season during the month of May. Here are some recipes that feature zucchini.
Food Network has a zucchini bread recipe that was created by Paula Dean. This recipe will yield two loves of zucchini bread. You will need:
All-purpose flour, salt, ground nutmeg, baking soda, ground cinnamon, sugar, vegetable oil, four beaten eggs, water lemon juice, chopped nuts, and 2 cups of grated zucchini.
Those of you who know how to bake bread will find this recipe incredibly easy. Further details are on the Food Network website. You can make the zucchini bread in 2 standard loaf pans or in 5 mini loaf pans.
Zucchini Oven Chips
Cooking Light has a recipe for zucchini oven chips (that appears on the My Recipes website). This one is incredibly easy to make and will produce 4 servings. You will need:
Breadcrumbs, grated fresh Parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, garlic powder, freshly ground black pepper, some fat-free milk, and 2 and a half cups of zucchini slices. They recommend you cut the zucchini into ¼ inch slices. You will also need some cooking spray.
You will end up with breaded, oven-fried, zucchini chips that taste as though they had been fried. They are a healthier substitute for french fries or potato chips. They make a good treat, snack, or perhaps even a side dish.
AllRecipes has a recipe that features zucchini. This one is definitely a main course. The recipe makes four servings. You will need:
3 zucchini, pork sausage, breadcrumbs, minced garlic, a jar of spaghetti sauce, some grated Parmesan cheese and some shredded mozzarella cheese.
Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Brown the sausage. In a bowl, mix the seeds with the sausage, garlic, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese. Stuff the zucchini with that mixture. Put it into the oven and pour some spaghetti sauce over it. This recipe is a nice alternative to pasta.
Slices of cooked zucchini make a nice addition to your “regular” pasta recipe. People who enjoy drinking their vegetables in the form of juicing can add some fresh zucchini to a mixture of carrots and apples.