We're growing zucchini as part of the Three Sisters Garden at Marquez. Here are a few recipes you may wish to try at home with your children!
Pasta with Zucchini
salt and pepper
Cut off the ends of the zucchini and then either julienne the zucchini (slice into thin matchsticks) or slice it into circles. Saute zucchini in olive oil until tender and starting to brown. Lightly season with salt and pepper
Cook pasta. Add zucchini to pasta with a ladle or spoonful of pasta water.
At this point, add freshly grated parmesan cheese and a bit of olive oil or add some pesto and parmesan cheese.
Zucchini Bruschetta 1
sourdough or country bread
zucchini ( 1 cup sliced)
1 T. olive oil
2 T. lemon juice
a pinch of salt and pepper
Slice and toast sourdough bread.
Prepare zucchini-slice into ribbons with vegetable peeler.
Add lemon juice and olive oil to zucchini.
Spread bread with goat cheese.
Top with zucchini.
Zucchini Bruschetta 2
fresh thyme *
Slice zucchini into circles. Saute in olive oil with some fresh thyme.
Slice sourdough or country style bread. Toast or grill bread.
Mix some thyme into goat cheese.
Top bread with goat cheese and zucchini.
Zucchini Bruschetta 3
Same as #2, just eliminate the goat cheese.