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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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. Today, for lunch I added my grilled zucchini and some marinated cherry tomatoes and came up with a pizza.
- 2 flatbreads
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup air-fried zucchini
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Start by cutting the cherry tomatoes in half.
- While you are air frying the zucchini, (see recipe here) add the halved tomatoes to a small bowl, and add some minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Let marinate, while the zucchini squash air fries.
- Once the zucchini has been roasted, spread the ricotta cheese onto the flatbread.
- Sprinkle the roasted zucchini and marinated tomatoes on top of the flatbread.
- Place the flatbread into the air fryer and set the temperature to 350 degrees for 4-7 minutes, air fryer setting. Just enough for the ricotta to start to melt.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!