Hey Zucchini, Don't You Be a Meanie

by West Bend Library on 2019-09-20 12:00:00

It happens every autumn in Wisconsin. They warn you not to leave your car windows down or your doors unlocked, lest you return to your vehicle to find it full of zucchini. It would be a shame to let such a versatile, delicious, plentiful food resource go to waste, but what to DO with it? Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to prepare zucchini so it never gets boring. See below for some of the library staff's favorite zucchini recipes. 

Breakfast: Zucchini Hash

One of Hannah's all-time go-to zucchini recipes. Just make sure you drain the grated zucchini well! Click for full recipe.

Lunch: Meal Prep Zucchini Burrito Bowls

Delicious and nutritious, and easy to make ahead of time! Take it to work or send it to school with the kids. Plus, just one pot! Sub pressed tofu for a high-protein vegetarian take. Here's the recipe!

Appetizer: Zucchini Bruschetta

We have a couple gluten-free folks on staff, and this recipe goes over well no matter who's coming over to watch the Packer game. Bruschetta is always a little messy, so don't forget napkins! Full recipe here.

Dinner: Zucchini Kebabs

It's still grilling weather, and we'll take any excuse to grill out as long as we can. Throw some chicken on for extra protein! Recipe here.

Dessert: Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Technically all the chocolate doesn't cancel out the produce, right? Zucchini helps keep this delicious chocolate bread moist and wonderful. Click here for the recipe!

Cookbook Suggestions

Click the cover images to put a book on hold!

The Classic Zucchini Cookbook by Nancy C. Ralston 

Tender : a cook and his vegetable patch by Nigel Slater







150 best spiralizer recipes by Marilyn Haugen & Jennifer Williams.








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(The title of this blog post is a reference to the song "Panini" by Lil Nas X, which has been stuck in Hannah's head for about a month at this point.)