Delicious raw or cooked, but what happens when this versatile squash becomes soft? Here are our top 5 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.
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.
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!