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Old 05-21-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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Zucchini recipes

could yall plz post zucchini recipes .
we have a bunch in our garden and need ideas .
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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.use a julienne peeler.cut the ends off and make "pasta"just. Saute the strings in a little oiluntil they are the tenderness you like.
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Try this:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...c-recipes.html

Also do an advanced search here, with Zucchini as the key word, shown in titles only - you'll turn up pages of ideas.
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I don't think this recipe is in the link Char sent. It's really pooticus' recipe without the sweet peppers and it's great. I plan to serve it a lot at summer bbq's. I think I threw in some cherry tomatoes for color since I omitted the sweet peppers. Also, I think she said to add the mint at the last minute so the edges wouldn't turn brown, so you may want to do that if you're not serving it for awhile.

Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Feta, Mint and Cucumber - Serves 4

1 small zucchini
1 small yellow squash
1 small cucumber
2 cups baby spinach
¼ cup red onion
1 serrano chile
1 large lemon, zested
1/3 cup feta
1/3 cup fresh mint
1 recipe lemon garlic vinaigrette

Thinly slice squash and cucumber into ribbons with a veggie peeler. Peel the first strip and discard. Start saving ribbons on the second slice. Stop the ribbons when you get into the seed core. Rotate squash 90 degrees and begin peeling ribbons again. Repeat on all sides. Discard the seed cores.

Thinly sliver red onion into longitudinal strips. Thinly slice Serrano chile across the grain to make paper-thin rings. Add to squash/cucumber ribbons.

Zest lemon and add to ribbons. Reserve whole lemon for the dressing recipe.

Crumble feta and add to ribbons. Remove mint leaves from stalks and coarsely chop. Add to ribbons.


Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette – Serves 5

1 large clove garlic
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 large lemon, juiced
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon water
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine ingredients in an air tight glass jar. Shake to combine. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Toss with ribbons until just coated.
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could yall plz post zucchini recipes .
we have a bunch in our garden and need ideas .
Where do you live to have zucchini already? Lucky you!!!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:21 PM   #7
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I made this on Sunday to go along with our low-carb sandwich for lunch. It was a lovely fresh delight of a side dish. I can't wait to make it again!

Zucchini and Ham Pasta Salad
  • Note1: I used regular red wine vinegar.
  • Note2: I think I might leave the bacon out next time.
  • Note3: I didn't use pickles because my husband would flip if he had to eat a pickle! OMG, not a pickle! Noooooooooooooo!

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Cindy, is the zucchini raw or cooked in the salad?
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Cindy, is the zucchini raw or cooked in the salad?
Raw. Once you drizzle the olive oil and vinegar on it, it becomes more... um... bendy.

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I can see making this with chicken (just roasted a big one!), using real bacon, and any homemade vinegrette (just made Pooticus'). Got to get one of those sprial slicers! On my wish list at Amazon, just have not clicked purchase, yet.
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I did wonder how the zucchini noodles would get "bendy" if they were raw. They look very soft as if they'd been cooked in your scrumptious-looking photo, Cindy. That's great that they don't have to be cooked first to turn out like that.
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I just had an idea to make those zucchini noodles into a Caesar type salad sometime. HEB sells a really good Creamy Garlic Caesar dressing that would be perfect. Not sure yet if I'd use ham or chicken with it or maybe some of each. I might toss in some grape tomatoes too.
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I just had an idea to make those zucchini noodles into a Caesar type salad sometime. HEB sells a really good Creamy Garlic Caesar dressing that would be perfect. Not sure yet if I'd use ham or chicken with it or maybe some of each. I might toss in some grape tomatoes too.
The possibilities are yummy!

And I found a few recipes for Caesar Dressing here:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...-dressing.html

Lowcarb Friends Recipe Room - Creamy Caesar Dressing
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One of my favorites is Zucchini Chile-Cheddar Mash, google the recipe. Another favorite is thinly slicing zucchini and onion, and layering them with shredded jack cheese and a little garlic powder and salt, and microwaving until bubbly.
Another option is to bake it into muffins, cakes and breads (low carb ones of course)
My mom just sent me this recipe (I haven't tried it yet but she said they were really good):
Zucchini Pancakes

1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 small ones)
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 T biscuit (bake) mix (she means Jen Eloff's bake mix)
3 T grated parmesan cheese
dash pepper
1/4 t. garlic powder or to your taste
cooking oil

In a bowl, combine zucchini, egg, bake mix, cheese and seasonings. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls and flatten. Fry until golden brown; turn and cook the other side. Yield: 4 pancakes.
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I did wonder how the zucchini noodles would get "bendy" if they were raw. They look very soft as if they'd been cooked in your scrumptious-looking photo, Cindy. That's great that they don't have to be cooked first to turn out like that.
I thought the same thing about the bendy-ness of zucchini in its raw state. I have a julienne peeler instead of a spiral slicer, and it looked like my noodles were slightly thicker than her pictures. It was still mega-yums and mega-bendy!

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I just had an idea to make those zucchini noodles into a Caesar type salad sometime. HEB sells a really good Creamy Garlic Caesar dressing that would be perfect. Not sure yet if I'd use ham or chicken with it or maybe some of each. I might toss in some grape tomatoes too.
Mmm, caesar. An old Good Eats was on recently, and Alton schooled me about caesar salad. There aren't traditionally anchovies in it, the slight anchovy flavor comes from Worcestershire sauce. Alton also made homemade croutons, which instantly made me want to eat a loaf of French bread. But I didn't!
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I did wonder how the zucchini noodles would get "bendy" if they were raw. They look very soft as if they'd been cooked in your scrumptious-looking photo, Cindy. That's great that they don't have to be cooked first to turn out like that.
I wonder if the fresh lemon juice "cooks" the zucchini to make it bendy? Maybe similar to ceviche?
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I thought the same thing about the bendy-ness of zucchini in its raw state. I have a julienne peeler instead of a spiral slicer, and it looked like my noodles were slightly thicker than her pictures. It was still mega-yums and mega-bendy!
I've got that spiral slicer thing that the author used as well as a julienne peeler so I'll have to decide which I'd rather use when I make it. The julienne peeler works reliably every time but sometimes the spiral slicer doesn't work right. It's very finicky. You have to buy zucchini that's a certain shape and size to get nice noodles with it.
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Zucchini chips. Just slice thinly and fry em up. Salt and pepper to taste.
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I'm getting ready to make chocolate zucchini muffins a la the All Day I Dream About Food blog recipe for double chocolate zucchini bread. I'll let you know how it is.
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I'm getting ready to make chocolate zucchini muffins a la the All Day I Dream About Food blog recipe for double chocolate zucchini bread. I'll let you know how it is.
Yes, please. I go to many blogs and then get caught up in searching and searching and saving and saving. YUM!
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Yes, please. I go to many blogs and then get caught up in searching and searching and saving and saving. YUM!
I know what you mean.

So, I pretty much used the exact recipe from the blog (as I previously explained). I did add 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, as I'd seen warm spices added in other recipes, and I'm really glad I did because it is not sweet enough for me and the spices help save it. I got 16 muffins which I baked for 18.5 minutes at 350. I will have to eat them with sweetened cream cheese or "honey" butter, and add a lot more sweetener to them next time. But I think they are a keeper!
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I always hope to have the problem of too many zucchini. The darn squash bugs get to them before I can and also if I buy them, we like them so much I pretty much have them just steamed from the microwave every night. And added your notes about the spices and more sweetener. Unfortunately I have a sweet tooth so usually add more than a recipe calls for.

Just made the one carb brownies and guessed on the sweeteners for those. They came out a little too good (all gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). Yummy! Added some chopped pecans and a few (very few) leftover white chocolate bits to the batter. (leftover from a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake). Oh my, do you see a pattern here? Yes, but I keep my weight in check. When I know I have gone overboard I cut back.
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I have some zucchini that needs to be used up from the garden too. What is the device called to get the zucchini into noodles? Any special name I should be googling?
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I'm getting ready to make chocolate zucchini muffins a la the All Day I Dream About Food blog recipe for double chocolate zucchini bread. I'll let you know how it is.
Oh, I will have to check this out. Thanks for posting this. I love chocolate chip zucchini bread from my childhood and would love to low carb it. This is wonderful!!!
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making zucchinni/cauli potato salad tonight. hopefully it will taste greate
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Oh, I will have to check this out. Thanks for posting this. I love chocolate chip zucchini bread from my childhood and would love to low carb it. This is wonderful!!!
I really recommend this recipe. I am still eating these muffins. They have gotten better as they aged (in the refrigerator). I've been eating them with butter or cream cheese spread over the top and sprinkled with Truvia, and today, I had them with a tsp. of peanut butter spread over the top. Now, THAT was good! lol
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can you share that recipe? I'm intrigued!
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I have some zucchini that needs to be used up from the garden too. What is the device called to get the zucchini into noodles? Any special name I should be googling?
Try "spiral slicer".
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I have some zucchini that needs to be used up from the garden too. What is the device called to get the zucchini into noodles? Any special name I should be googling?
I bought a julienne peeler from Bed Bath and Beyond. It is the OXO brand and cost $9.99, but used one of my many coupons!!
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I bought a julienne peeler from Bed Bath and Beyond. It is the OXO brand and cost $9.99, but used one of my many coupons!!
I have that one, but my friend asked about the spiral slicer. Just wanted to know what to google because "zoodler" is not it!
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