Well I love Zucchini but had no idea about this holiday. It was started by Tom Roy, a man from Pennsylvania, and this holiday encourages sharing of large zucchini crops. “Due to the overzealous planting of zucchini, citizens are asked to drop off baskets of the squash on neighbors’ doorsteps.” and apparently creativity is encouraged in this endeavor. I don’t have any crops of zucchini but I will share some recipes and tips.
Zucchini can be used as pasta in any recipe, delicious, low carb and gluten-free.
To make ribbons like papperdelle, uses a regular vegetable peeler and make thin strips, yo can leave the skin on or off.
To make smaller “noodles” use a julienne peeler. Available at most home stores and cooking shops.
Now just add your favorite sauce, no cooking required. The heat of the sauce will warm the zucchini without making it too soft or watery.
Also try Zucchini Orange Salad
And my favorite, Calabacitas
What is your favorite way to eat zucchini, or sneak it on to someone’s porch?