Also known as courgette, zucchini is a summer squash that comes mostly in green. The best size for zucchini is 6 to 8 inches long and 2 inches or less in diameter. A few scratches and mild bruises are fine. Avoid any with a flabby or spongy texture or that have soft and wrinkled ends. Store zucchini in plastic bag, inside the vegetable compartment of your refrigerator, for up to 2-3 days.
Quick Ways To Prepare Zucchini
Zucchini is great raw in salads, sliced however you like. However, it is especially good sliced into ribbons using a Mandoline, or into noodle like shapes with a spiralizer.
Whether cut into ribbons, medallions or quartered into spears, with some olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, grilled zucchini is delicious. Grill over medium heat until softened.
Roast quartered zucchini spears, tossed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt, in an oven at 450 degrees until browned. Toss cooked zucchini with your favourite herbs, salt and pepper for a quick side dish.