Zucchini Season is Here! - ONIE Project

Zucchini Season is Here!

Posted by ONIE Project on 05/31/2018

zucchinis at farmers market

It’s been a whole year since zucchini and other summer squashes have made their appearance, but now that they are here they are coming in with a force.  Be sure to stock up at your local farmers market, and try all of our favorite ways to get more delicious and nutritious squash in your life!

 Please feel free to share your own favorite zucchini recipes with us!

 Top 5 Ways to Eat Zucchini

lemon shrimp stir fry zucchini

 Cook it up!  

You can add a fresh zucchini to almost any meal for an extra burst of color, flavor, and nutrition. Stir fry? Spaghetti sauce? Sauteed inside of a taco? There are endless possibilities for cooking with zucchini. Be sure to try our favorite zucchini ONIE recipe as well!

zucchini muffins

Bake with it!  

Zucchinis shred easily and add moisture in a healthy way to almost any baked item you can think of.  Breads, cakes, and muffins are some of our favorites. Shred them with the skin on for less work and more fiber! Click here to discover how to make our favorite zucchini muffins.

zucchini salad

Eat it raw!  

Yes zucchinis can even be eaten raw. Slice thinly to top any salad. Slice more thickly to dip into a hummus or ranch dressing or try taking it up a notch with one of our favorite raw zucchini recipes! 

zucchini lasagna

Try zucchini noodles!

Another great way to eat zucchinis is to slice them thinly (or to “spiralize” them) and use them in place of noodles in any of your favorite recipes. Here’s an example of how ONIE does it in lasagna

zucchini bread

Freeze it for later!  

Grated zucchini freezes excellently. Simply shred it up and put it in a zip-close bag for whenever you decide to cook/bake with it next! Another great way to freeze it is to bake it into a bread, and freeze the entire loaf.

 Happy Zucchini Season from ONIE!

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