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5 ways with Zucchini

An incredibly versatile veggie, zucchini is often a parent’s sneaky sidekick because it’s easy to integrate into so many dishes.

Here are our top ways to transform your soft zucchini into delicious family-friendly meals and snacks.

1. Freeze Them

Cut the zucchini to your desired size, blanch, drain and freeze on a tray until they are frozen. Once frozen, divvy up the zucchini into portions of your choice in reusable freezer-safe bags or containers.

Alternatively, grate the zucchini and freeze it in a bag. It will be watery when it thaws, so just squeeze out the excess liquid before using.

2. Use Them In Baking

Grated zucchini is a great ingredient in moist and delicious cakes. Zucchini bread is also a fantastic way to turn those soft zucchini into a nutritious and delicious treat!

3. Fry Or Roast Them

Slice into sticks, coat with egg and leftover bread crumbs, and deep fry. Or try charring them on a grill or roasting in the oven. Yet another idea is to sprinkle with parmesan and fresh herbs and bake on a rack over an oven tray for a tasty appetizer.

4. Make Into Dip

Hide leftover roasted zucchini in a tzatziki dip! Blend together with yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, tahini and mint.

5. Substitute For Noodles

Don’t have pasta in the house? Zucchini makes a great gluten-free, low carb substitute for noodles in your favourite pasta dish.

Did You Know?

The secret to making extra crispy baked zucchini is to place the slices on a baking rack on top of your regular baking sheet. This allows air to circulate on all sides of the zucchini so that the water evaporates. No soggy zucchini here!