Sups Delicious Zucchini Recipes

An ode to a summer love.  To a food that is good for you and so, so tasty.  Versatile and packed with protein and vitamins…zucchini, how I love thee!  If anyone has other recipes for this fabulous vegetable, please share!!

Zucchini Soup

This is my ABSOLUTE favorite…it’s actually “soups” delicious (see what I did there?!).  Anyway – every time I finish a bowl I’m kind of baffled that I just ate a whole zucchini (or two) in liquid form.  Wow!  Such veggie!  So health!

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You will need:
2 Large or 4 small zucchini
1 Large onion
2 Cloves garlic
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 Cup water
Salt and pepper to taste
Blender

1. Cut up the zucchini, onion, and garlic.  Steam them for 15 minutes* – or until the zucchini is easily pierced with a fork and the onion is turning translucent.

2. Dump your steamed veggies in a blender and add the water and olive oil.  Purify that ish.

3. Add salt and pepper to taste (it’s good without it – but amazing when you add salt, IMHO).

I first found this recipe here years ago http://www.justcleansing.com/modeldetox.htm …I have a feeling it may be low in calories.  😉

*To steam, I put an inch of water in a large pot, put in my steamer basket with the veggies, put on a lid and bring the water to a boil.  Then I turn it down just a bit, but keep it boiling for all 15 mins.

Parmesan Zucchini Chips

These are a summertime, dinner on the deck favorite in my house.  And my two year old will eat them, anytime I can get something green in her it’s good – even if they are covered with cheese.
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ou will need:
2 Zucchini, sliced quarter inch thick
Olive oil
Wedge of parmesan, shredded
Salt and pepper
Cookie sheet and tin foill

1. Turn on your broiler and put your oven rack at the top rung.  Spread tin foil on a cookie sheet.  Brush the tin foil with olive oil (don’t be stingy!)

2. Lay your zucchini slices in a single layer.  Brush the zucchini with olive oil.  Lightly sprinkle on salt and pepper.

3.  Broil for 5 minutes.  Take out of the oven and cover with parmesan.

4. Broil another 5 minutes – or until the parmesan starts to brown slightly.  Yummmmm

Grilled Zucchini Spears

Nice and easy – a staple on our grill all summer long.

You will need:
Zucchini (I normally do four)
Butter
Salt and pepper
As many sheets of tin foil as you have zucchini (big enough to wrap around the zucchini)

1. Cut the zucchini in half the long way, and then each half the long way again – so you have four spears.

2. Spread butter on each of the spears, sprinkle on salt and pepper.

3. Put the zucchini back together as best you can and wrap tight in tin foil (one piece of tin foil per zucchini).  Wrap it the long way and then fold up the ends so the butter doesn’t seep out.  Onto the grill!

4. Grill on high (my hubs says 500 degrees), turning every 3 minutes or so for 10-15 minutes, or until they start to get squishy.  You’ll be able to hear the butter sizzle.

Enjoy!

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