Thursday, June 06, 2019


When summer rolls around - I'm always all about the vegetables.  My favorite vegetable is okra but a close second is zucchini.  I love zucchini because there are so many things you can do with it.  I have found myself cooking zucchini non stop lately so I thought I would share some of my favorite ways to fix it.  One thing I didn't include is Zoodles.  If I make the kids spaghetti - I always make Scott and I zoodles and add a little sauce or pesto.  I get mine already made at the grocery store.  

In the summer, I grill most nights. Its usually always meat and a vegetable.  I love making vegetable kabobs.  Zucchini, squash, onions, peppers and mushrooms.  I will put a little olive oil and salt or Tony's seasoning on them and grill until they have brown edges.  It's so delicious! 

I have a favorite Arkansas restaurant (Local Lime) and they have a salsa that I dream about.  It's Zucchini salsa.  I found a recipe that is CLOSE. It's not exact but it's good. 

  • 2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise.
  • 1 handful cilantro, coarsely chopped.
  • 1 jalapeno, coarsely chopped.
  • 2 cloves garlic.
  • 1/4 cup pepitas, toasted.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil.
  • 1/2 lime, juice.

I roasted the zucchini at 350 for maybe 15 minutes - just until soft.  And then blend all the ingredients in a food processor.  Top with the pepitas.  It's great with chips or plantain chips.  

I love to slice zucchini and roast in the over with olive oil and salt or maybe a little parmesan cheese. I just cook for 25 minutes at 425 degrees.  But I also love to do the same but put in a foil packet on the grill.  I usually leave on grill for about 30 minutes and flip the packet at least once.  

I also love what I call a zucchini salad.  I peel a zucchini into strips and then mix up olive oil, lemon juice and fresh chopped basil and pour over the zucchini.  It's so light and refreshing.  

I just thought I would pass on some ideas on zucchini!! 

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