It is officially zucchini season, and I love zucchini. Zucchini is a great versatile vegetable that you can do almost anything to, and it usually tastes amazing. If you haven’t tried air-fried or grilled zucchini, you are so missing out.
Technically zucchini is a squash, it has origins all over the world, and likewise, zucchini is cooked differently in all parts of the world, from the Italian who serve it deep-fried, deep flower fritters to Turkey, where they make zucchini pancakes. It can be added to any recipe for a healthier spin on it.
When you are purchasing zucchini, here are some things to be on the lookout for:
- Zucchini should be about 6 inches long, one-two inches wide.
- Firm and shiny skin without blemishes
- Ideally, the steam should be attached.
To store zucchini:
Keep in the refrigerator for about 4-5 days, longer than that the zucchini will start to wilt. Zucchini also can be frozen, in order to freeze, slice, then boil for about 2 minutes, then plunge into cold water. Then seal in an airtight container. Frozen zucchini can be kept for about one year.
This is a recipe that my mother made when we were children, it was truly the only way, I would eat zucchini, I love it, it’s a wonderful childhood memory, that I was able to pass down to my own children. I hope you and yours enjoy it, as much as I did.
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This is a really healthy and delicious way to get a roasted and grilled flavor on your zucchini without a lot of fat. Very healthy and easy.
- 2 medium zucchini
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Start by cutting your zucchini into 1/4 to 1/3 -inch slices.
- In a small bowl, toss the zucchini with the olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper, making sure to coat the zucchini.
- Then place them on the air fryer tray or basket,
- Set the temperature to 350 degrees for 5 minutes, after 5 minutes, flip the zucchini over and air fry for another 5 minutes.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
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