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What to do with Zucchini

It's time for Zucchini!  Are you wondering what to do with all of your zucchini?
More recipes to come next Saturday.
Here are some tried and simple recipes:

Zucchini & Olive Flatbread:


The recipe is easy and the meal is healthy for a pizza :).  I substituted the black olives for green olives.  I find the green olive to taste so much better than the black olive - but this is my opinion. 

The actual recipe is from Giada de Laurentis from the Food Network.

The pizza dough recipe however is from my favorite Food Network star, Ina Garten.  I was able to make dough for two pizzas/flatbreads, so I froze the half I didn't use!

Doesn't it look delicious?



Zucchini - Chocolate Chip Cookies:


This cookie is perfect!  It has zucchini, coconut, walnuts, chocolate chips, oats... and its delicious!  I found that you need to add a couple of minutes more to the baking time but perhaps that's just my oven :).  When you are mixing your ingredients, they may seem dry until you add in the zucchini.  The zucchini definitely adds moisture to the cookie. Thanks to Cooks.com for the recipe.

Zucchini Cream Soup:



This recipe is my own. Well, my sister-in-law's. :)  It's AMAZING!

4 medium sized zucchini (tender is best)
1/2 of an onion
4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 medium sized potatoes - cut into quarters for quicker cooking time
Salt & Pepper to taste
5 cups of water
3 or 4 wedges of laughing cow cheese

Put all of the above ingredients (minus the cheese) in a stock pot.  Let it come to a boil on medium heat.  When potatoes and zucchini are tender, remove from stove.  Add all ingredients including the laughing cow cheese to the blender.  I reserve about 1 cup of the liquid to add as needed.  Some like thicker, creamier soups than others.  Cream until smooth.

Instead of using water, you can of course use chicken stock for some added flavor or a Tbsp of chicken bouillon.

Veronica

Comments

Thanks Veronica! I want to make all of them! And the way my zucchini is growing I can make a lot. :)
Have you ever had zucchini bread? Oh it is so good. If not let me know, I will dig up my recipe.
cjcmommy@gmail.com
Have you ever had zucchini bread? Oh it is so good. If not let me know, I will dig up my recipe.
cjcmommy@gmail.com
Heather said…
This makes me think that zucchini is good in almost anything! This is a great time of year to post these!
Nirra said…
I love chocolate chip cookies. I have never seen them with zucchini before! Now there is no reason for me not to have my cookie fix when there are also veggies in them :^) I can't wait to try these!
Unknown said…
WOW!!!! I had no idea that so much could be made with that squash--we have them everywhere---thanks

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