Zucchini – That fresh green member of the summer squash family, not only is a low calorie, Vitamin C and minerals packed vegetable, but an unique one since it can be cooked in myriad different kinds of ways. The 5 Amazing ways to eat zucchini are given below:
Use grated zucchini to prepare instant tasty and nutritious muffins for breakfast. Mix the grated and squeezed zucchini with oats, baking soda, flour and spices. Thereafter mix apricots, vanilla, applesauce, honey, pineapple, both drained and juice, stirring in egg whites to make a second mixture. Finally combined the two mixtures and stir till fully mixed and bake for 20 mins on a preheated oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. A truly amazing way to eat Zucchini!
Zucchini Ribbon Salad:
Another amazing way to eat zucchini is via the raw but creative salad way. To make zucchini ribbons, shave and peel long, thin strips of the vegetable using a good vegetable peeler. Make sure you stop before the seedy core inside. Toss these thin nutritious strips with olive oil and lemon juice and sprinkle salt and pepper over for the bright zucchini ribbon salad! You can also wrap around zucchini ribbons around bright bell papers, tomato and other vegetables using a toothpick and serve as an attractive salad snack!
The third amazing and fun way to eat zucchini is in its fried snack form. Slice the vegetable into 3-by-1.5 inch rectangular sticks, dip into beaten egg and bread crumbs, spritz a little cooking spray and bake on a baking sheet at 425 degrees. Bake for 30 mins for those tasty crispy Zucchini fries!
Dice your zucchini and sauté it along with chopped onions in olive oil in an oven safe pan. Then whisk four eggs, two egg whites, half a cup of parmesean cheese, salt and pepper pouring it over the vegetables. Cook on stove and finish in the broiler till your frittata is puffed and set as desired. Tomatoes, mushrooms and other vegetables might also be added to your delicious zucchini frittata!
Perhaps the most amazing way to have zucchini is to make a low fat nutritious brownie out of it. Preheat your oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit while you grease and flour your 13-by-9 inch baking pan. Take a large bowl and mix sugar, mashed bananas and applesauce with vanilla and cocoa. Thereafter add baking soda, the zucchini, walnut, flour and salt, and mix all ingredients spreading it evenly on the pan. Bake for 25 minutes till brownies are ready to be served!