Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Zucchini yumminess, #recipe from @DarylWoodGerber

From Daryl aka Avery:

Zucchini. I love it. It's so versatile. It works as a veggie. It goes into pastas and risottos. It goes into breads and muffins. It's good raw. It's tasty in a salad.

And it's so healthy for you, too.

It is low calorie. No saturated fats, no cholesterol. A good source of dietary fiber. It is also a good source of potassium and is an important intra-cellular electrolyte. Zucchini is rich in vitamin A and has moderate amounts of C and B. What's not to love!

This easy-peasy recipe is a go-to for me pretty much every week. All you need is a firm hand when chopping (or a fun chopping tool where you can pound out your aggressions).

Now if only I could figure out how to grow zucchini without it taking over my entire garden. I remember as a girl we would grow zucchini. We had a lot of acreage, and it was good thing we did. Every zucchini plant we ever had was about 6 feet wide and produced huge - no, gargantuan-sized - zucchini.  Personally, when eating as a veggie and not using in breads and such, I prefer the smaller sized zucchini. Much more flavorful, not as much pulp.


PS  Figure 1 zucchini per person. I made this recipe for 2. Do your math when it comes to the butter, Parmesan, etc.

Zucchini Yumminess

(serves 2)

2 zucchini, chopped fine
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
4 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


Chop zucchini fine and set aside. Heat butter and salt in a sauté pan on medium-high.

Add the chopped zucchini. Cook, stirring often, for about 2 minutes. Add in the Parmesan cheese. Stir for 1-2 minutes more.

Remove from heat. Set on plates and decorate with sour cream and nutmeg.


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  1. Zucchini is such a user friendly food. It works in almost any setting.
    Great stuff.
    Oddly, my husband doesn't particularly ncare for it so I have to ration it out.

    1. What's great is its a good honing in other things food.

      Daryl /Avery

  2. I plan to have zucchini for dinner tonight - going to try it your way, except I am going to use the spiralizer that I received for Mother's Day. As for growing zucchini.....we seem to only grow the gargantuan ones too. I keep asking my husband to get the type that is small, but haven't found it yet!

  3. I love this, Daryl! Love the zukes and always looking for new ways with them.

    Yummeee is right.



  4. It is very hard to find the smaller zucchinis. They grow a foot when your back is turned! Hopefully we will have a chance to catch some small ones and try this, it sounds good!

  5. Daryl/Avery - Like you, this brings back great summer memories. For me, zucchini will always remind me of my Italian father's garden. We ate those zukes all summer long. This is a lovely recipe to make good use of them, perfect for a light summer lunch. And I like your tips on the benefits of small vs. large. Thanks for sharing with us today!

    ~ Cleo

  6. I love zucchini but I've never tried it with sour cream and nutmeg. That really dresses it up! Last year we had tons of zucchini in the garden. This year, I can't find a single plant! Go figure!