Z is for Zucchini

We made it!  Food Fun from A to Z!  Zucchini has been in the spotlight lately. We’ve seen everything from zucchini noodles to zucchini fries to zucchini chips. This green veggie is a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Zucchini is a versatile vegetable with a mild flavor that can play a part in a variety of dishes. You can:

 -Add chopped zucchini to soups or stews

-Include chopped zucchini to your spaghetti sauce along with peppers and onions.

-Add shredded zucchini to your burgers and meatloaf

Of course, you can always keep it simple with a side dish of sautéed zucchini.

Simple Zucchini Saute

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 large zucchini chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  • Add olive oil and garlic to a large skillet over medium heat
  • Add zucchini and Italian seasoning
  • Cook until tender, about 10 minutes
  • Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes
  • Top with parmesan cheese. Serve warm.

Notes

Have fun with shapes. Chop zucchini in circles, half moons, pie shapes or julienne. 
Photo courtesy of Delish.com

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