It's almost Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day. In case they catch you in the act and ask "What am I supposed to do with all these?", I'll help you be prepared with an answer. Here are 5 great uses for zucchini you probably haven't tried yet. As you see, zucchini is the perfect foil for all of summer's herbs, like basil, mint and dill, not to mention the magic that happens when you add a little lemon. Your neighbors may not even get any this year.
- Chocolate Pudding Zucchini Muffins
Nothing like the ubiquitous zucchini bread. ‛nuf said.
- Impossibly Easy Zucchini Pie
Decidedly savory, with tomatoes, cheese and a Bisquick crust.
- Zucchini Bites
One bowl, makes its own crust, great finger food or side dish.
- Zucchini Carpaccio
"Cooked" in lemon juice and olive oil, then topped with herbs and goat cheese. Beats the heat.
- Zucchini Mint Pesto
...with pistachios, Parmesan and plenty of garlic. Great hot or cold.
Learn more: Growing Zucchini and Other Summer Squashes
Photo: © Marie Iannotti