Fall is Zucchini Harvest Time! Enjoy Organic Zucchini with these Recipes
If you are anything like me, you love Zucchini! However, those 3 or 4 plants you have in your little garden are producing WAY more Zucchini than you and your family can possibly eat (unless you have a big family of course). My buddy has 6 kids, they eat a lot of Zucchini I bet. Back on subject. Zucchini is a very versatile vegetable. It is as equally delicious sliced and placed on the BBQ as it is blended into a soup.
When to Harvest Your Zucchini
Zucchini can grow rather large in a hurry. My favorite size to eat are the 8″ or so long Zucchini. They are really tasty and very full of moisture at this point. The young Zucchini are great for soups and fritters. If you wait a few more days the Zucchini will be amazing for the grill as the larger size is a little less moist.
How to Harvest Your Zucchini
Zucchini is easy, and fun for the kids to boot, to harvest. Finding a nice ripe Zucchini on your plants, grab a hold of the vegetable and give it a little twist. It should snap right off. Don’t pull hard or jerk on the Zucchini, it will come off best with a twist. Sometimes you leave a little Zucchini meat on the plant, but don’t worry, another will grow near by in the new space you’ve created. If you would really like a clean break, use a good pair of larger scissors and snip them off.
Delicious Zucchini Recipes
I’ve got a few really yummy recipes to share below. When possible, go Organic!
- Zucchini Fritters (from: Smitten Kitchen – My wifes favorite kitchen / cooking blog)
- Herbed Zucchini Soup (from: Delish.com – 5 Stars!)
- Zucchini Bread (from: FoodNetwork.com – I’d leave the nuts out)
- Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins (from: The Gluten Free Homemaker – Super Yum!)
- Parmesan Encrusted Zucchini Recipe (from: Kalyn’s Kitchen – If you let the Zucchini sit for about 30 mins covered in salt, they’ll be less moist)
- Got a Recipe to Share?!
Leave a comment below and let me know how your Zucchini turned out this year! Thanks for reading my little garden blog :)