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Got Zucchini? Saute it!

This is my garden today! So far, we’ve harvested kohlrabi, broccoli, lettuce, green onions, sugar snap peas, and a few cherry & grape tomatoes. My cucumbers are growing – but I’m fighting cucumber beetles HARD. I hope I win.

Everything needs water. I’m watching the sky and crossing my fingers. The ground is starting to crack and my plants are wilting. It’s looking a little rainy today and watering my garden is a pain because the garden hoses don’t reach all the way there. Living by the weather is a little humbling. But if it still hasn’t rained by this evening, I will be out there with buckets saving my zucchini, potatoes and tomatoes.

One veggie I have not yet harvested, and am (im) patiently waiting for, is zucchini. I LOVE zucchini. Yes, I’m weird. I know a lot of people joke about not being able to give zucchini away. If you have bags to get rid of, please drop them off at my house! 🙂 My mouth is watering just thinking of it.

Here’s one dish I would make:

Sauteed Zucchini: shred zucchini with a cheese grater or food processor. Sprinkle it with salt and press out all the water. Saute it in a cast iron skillet with olive oil, garlic, a little onion. Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on it, add salt and pepper to taste! Viola! De-lish, easy zucchini!!

I have a lot more zucchini recipes. If I ever get some out of my garden, I will share more!

What do you do with zucchini?


  1. The garden looks great!! I definitely need to make mine bigger next year, things are beginning to climb on top of each other, and there is no room to walk. :) I am excited for zucchini too, makes my mouth water to think of it. Wishing your beetles away!
  2. When I was younger my dad was in the military and got deployed for a year. My mother, brother and I went and lived with my grandparents for that year. My Grandma always had a garden and so did most of her friends, and because we were staying there everyone would bring food from their garden to my grandma. We would always get BAGS of zucchini. My grandma would put it in EVERYTHING. We would have zucchini bread, cookies, cake, jelly, casserole, soup and the list goes on and on. She was used to feeding a large family with a small budget and making do with what she had. As weird as it may sound, that summer and all of the zuchhini are on of my cherished memories.
  3. Yum! I make zucchini bread for our farmers' market. I use 'Moms Zucchini Bread' recipe from AllRecipes.com. Actually that site has several good zucchini recipes if you look around.
  4. Erin Jan - I also have fond memories of grandparents and gardens. I really enjoy my garden. I'm so glad to do it. The food can't be beat. Stacey - I've never been a big zucchini bread fan...maybe I'll have to give it another shot. Kaye - the beetles are dead for the time being...but I'm sure they'll be back.
  5. Rachel, That sounds good! I planted Pinot Noir peppers for the first time ever this year. They are purple and I have 2 that are almost ripe. Maybe I'll try this! :-) Thanks for the idea.
  6. That sounds absolutely delicious! I love zucchini in so many different dishes. We make ratatouille and, of course, lots of zucchini bread, muffins, and zucchini fudge cake!
  7. hi i love zucchinis too. i make zucchini cumbers,zucchini muffins, zucchini salad,soup,jam zucchini skillet, etc. lovely blog, greetings from germany, regina

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