Summer Squash

Zucchini Pancakes

Posted by on Jun 8, 2010 in Recipes, Summer Squash, Vegetables | 0 comments

Zucchini Pancakes

1 pound green or yellow zucchini (about 2 medium) (no need to peel) 1/2 tsp pure salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 TBSP red onion, chopped (or 2 tsps dried minced onion) 1/2 cup breadcrumbs pinch of cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/3 cup parmesan cheese (optional) coconut oil or butter for frying pure salt & freshly ground pepper to taste Grate zucchini on the largest holes of a grater & combine well with salt. Let zucchini drain in a colander for about 30 mins. In the mean time, combine eggs, onion, breadcrumbs, cayenne, garlic powder, cheese (if using) & salt/pepper in a...

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Pan-Seared Summer Squash w/ Garlic & Mint

Posted by on Jun 8, 2010 in Recipes, Summer Squash, Vegetables | 0 comments

Pan-Seared Summer Squash w/ Garlic & Mint

2 pounds summer squash, sliced lengthwise, 1/2 inch thick 2 TBSP lemon juice 2 TBSP fresh mint leaves, torn into pieces 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil freshly ground black pepper Warm a large (dry) skillet or griddle over medium heat. Arrange the squash in a single layer & sear until speckled w/ brown & beginning to blacken, about 5 mins. Flip the squash & cook for 4 – 5 mins more. Repeat w/ remaining squash. In a serving bowl, combine the lemon juice, mint, garlic, salt & red pepper &...

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Zucchini Bread

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 in Baked Goods, Quick Breads, Recipes, Summer Squash | 0 comments

Zucchini Bread

3/4 cup loosely packed, shredded zucchini 8 eggs 1/2 cup coconut oil or butter, melted 1/2 cup natural sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 & 1/2 tsps cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp pure salt 3/4 cup coconut flour, sifted 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend together eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg & salt. Combine coconut flour with baking powder & whisk throughly into batter until there are no lumps. Fold in shredded zucchini & nuts. Pour into greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan & bake for 1 hour. Remove from pan...

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Zucchini Marinara

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 in Pasta, Recipes, Red Sauces, Summer Squash | 0 comments

Zucchini Marinara

extra virgin olive oil garlic (about 4 medium cloves), minced 1 medium zucchini, shredded 1 (28 ounce) package whole, peeled, plum tomatoes salt (doesn’t need much – 1/2 tsp max) fresh basil – as much as you want (I use A LOT!) (I’d say at least 1/2 cup packed) freshly ground black pepper Generously coat the bottom of a medium pot with olive oil. Saute garlic over medium heat for 2 or 3 mins. Add shredded zucchini & saute another minute or 2. Add tomatoes, and once boiling, lower heat & let simmer uncovered for 30 mins. As it’s cooking, break up the...

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Spaghetti w/ Zucchini & Olive Oil

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 in Olive Oil Sauces, Pasta, Recipes, Summer Squash | 0 comments

Spaghetti w/ Zucchini & Olive Oil

8 TBSP butter or extra virgin olive oil 4 lbs zucchini, sliced into thin rounds (do not peel) 1 lb whole grain spaghetti pure salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste fresh basil, chopped (optional) While the pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini & saute until cooked to your liking (I like it a little over-done in this dish). Once pasta is al dente, drain and add to saute pan. Toss to coat with the oil (add another drizzle if you need it). Add freshly ground black pepper, garnish with basil, &...

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Black Bean & Zucchini Quesadillas

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in Black Bean, Legumes, Mexican, Recipes, Summer Squash, Vegetables | 0 comments

Black Bean & Zucchini Quesadillas

1 pound zucchini, coarsely grated 3/4 tsp pure salt 1 (15 oz) can Eden organic black beans, rinsed & drained 6 oz grated cheese (cheddar, monetary jack, Colby or a combo) 1 scallion, chopped (or chives) 1/2 jalapeno pepper, with seeds, finely chopped (or 1 whole small one) 16 – 20 small corn (or whole grain) tortillas (or 8 large) melted butter or coconut oil for brushing the tortillas salsa (optional) In a colander set inside a bowl, toss together the grated zucchini & salt (let sit while you prep the other veggies). Press the zucchini with the back of a large spoon to remove...

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