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Zucchini galore......what to do with the abundance

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Let me show you what I do:

Green zucchini
Green Zucchini abundance

Every summer I can barely wait for ZUCCHINI abundance time. Some of you will probably call me

But Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable....or is it? Well, Zucchini is a fruit which masquerades as a vegetable!

Now you may ask what is the difference between fruit and vegetable? It is fairly easy to differentiate them:

Botanically spoken: it is the part of the plant they come from. The fruit develops from the flower of a plant and contains seeds.

zucchini plant with flower
Zucchini plant with flower

Vegetables are growing on other parts of the plant, such as roots, stems, and leaves.

In the kitchen, we tend to separate them by taste and uses: “Vegetables” are generally used in savoury dishes as main or side dishes. Whereas fruits have more sweet and/or tart flavour and are used in desserts, jams, snacks or juices. But sometimes even that is interchangeable ;-)

Back to our Zucchini Abundance:

I am sure that lots of you know and make sweet and savoury dishes with Zucchini, such as Zucchini Bread (sweet) and Zucchini as a savoury side.

Zucchini loaf on a board
Zucchini Loaf

Does anyone of you use them in any other way (besides chicken food for winter)?

For the past 2 years, I started to pickle them and both my men complained that I haven’t put up enough! So this year I will make ‘tons’ of our BBQ Zucchini pickle with our Garlic Bread Seasoning! They can be pickled just like any cucumber pickle you like!

But I will also sprinkle prepared zucchini bits and pieces with a

dried zucchini chips
Dried Zucchini Chips

variety of our salt-free spice blends and dehydrate them into crunchy, savoury and healthy chips (I am sure kids will love them!). And last but not least I will crush some of them into breadcrumb size bits and use them instead of breadcrumbs.

Dehydrated zucchini, just plain, will be blended into a powderlike consistency to stretch my flour for baking (think zucchini bread). But the powder can also be used in shakes, smoothies and ice creams!

Here is a little video for your inspiration:

Zucchini galore......what to do with the abundance

What are you making with your Zucchini?


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