Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Too many green things

Zucchinis are nice and I can’t wait for them to start coming in but then you have to get creative fast.
Here is one of the ways I get the kiddos to eat these green things.

Cut the ends off. Using a potato peeler, I start peeling lengthwise in long thin strips of zucchini that look like fettuccini noodles. I keep going all the way down to the seeds. That part gets tossed out.

Then just heat it up quick in a large pot with some pasta sauce and you have a healthy carb free side dish.

Garnish with some grated cheese and chopped basil. Add a grilled chicken breast and you have a great summer meal.

If you want some more yummy ideas, check here and here.
What do you do with your zucchinis???


Jan said...

Zucchini blini! Substitute shredded zucchini for the shredded potatoes. The recipe is on my blog somewhere.

Intense Guy said...

I had an Uncle that had a bumper crop of Rubarb one year and he was sorely taxed to find ways to get folks to eat it all. Its a shame he didn't get a chance to get to know someone like you who could have given him some really yummy looking recipes.

He had Rubarb cake, cookies, bread, muffins, ice cream, chicken stuffing, pies, fried, baked, boiled, broiled, burnt, BBQ'ed, and more. :)

amyt said...

Love the idea! That's all me for tomorrow night's dinner. Thanks!

Liz Mays said...

I didn't know you could eat zucchini like that?!!! That's such a great idea!

kyooty said...

that looks good, now to go raid my neighbours garden, (shhhhhhh! you read nothing)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm loving it girlie. I've gotten one so far to grow big enough ... LOL. Enough for bread :)