Make full use of the seasonal produce zucchini! From starter to dessert to mains, check out my eleven delicious and healthy zucchini recipes.
When I think of summer, I think of summer squash (Zucchini/Courgette). Do you love zucchini like me and are eager to enjoy the homegrown fresh produce? Then you are in the right place.
Vegetarian recipes with zucchini
Do not reserve zucchini just for salads and roasts. You wouldn’t believe it if I said that there are so many Indian recipes that will taste great with zucchini. You can make pakoras (deep-fried zucchini fritters), kofta (zucchini balls), zucchini rice, zucchini dal, zucchini raita, and even zucchini halwa.
I challenged myself to make an entire meal with zucchini, from starters to desserts. So here is my zucchini platter post. Check it out! I have also talked about its nutritional value and some interesting facts there. (here is one -did you know zucchini is a fruit and not a vegetable?)
Frequently asked questions about zucchini
I pick small ( 5 to 6 inches) and firm zucchini without any deep cuts or breaks. I usually harvest them when they are firm and plump and about 5 to 6 inches. Sometimes I let them grow big, and I use the large zucchinis for chutneys and Indian curries. You can use them for bread too. (I will share the zucchini bread recipe soon)
I usually store them in the refrigerator, and I have stored them for up to one week without any issues. As zucchinis are easy to chop, I clean and chop them when required. But I have stored chopped zucchini for up to two days in the refrigerator. I have never tried freezing zucchini.
The zucchini skin contains all the nutrients, and the small zucchini skin is soft, and they are perfectly edible. But there are some considerations. If the zucchinis are homegrown, I don’t peel the skin. For large zucchinis, be it homegrown or store-bought, I peel the skin.
If it’s store-bought, I first check if the skin contains wax. Yes, zucchinis are waxed for longer shelf life, and that also makes zucchini shiny. If I buy zucchini from the store, I slightly scrape the zucchini skin with a knife, and if I see a thin coating of the wax, I peel the skin.
Now without any further ado, I am excited to share the top 11 delicious vegetarian zucchini recipes to make you fall in love with this veggie all over again!
11 easy and delicious zucchini recipes
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