My zucchini plants are still producing and I share the green and white striped ones with my boyfriend’s mother. The other day she said she was going to fix them in an old Italian way, boiling them and then serving with just olive oil and salt. I was intrigued. I’ve cooked them in many different ways but never just poached them like she was describing so of course I had to try it!
I found a recipe in Lidia’s Family Table (Amazon affiliate link) called Poached Whole Zucchini with Lemon and Olive Oil so started there. She says you can serve them plain, as is, warm or let them cool and use them in salads, gratins or with sauces like red pepper sauce or salsa verde. I liked them warm last night, as an easy side dish and will try out some other ideas with the leftovers.
Other zucchini recipes on here include:
- Zucchini and Corn Chalupas (aka Tostadas)
- Fried Zucchini with Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Spaghetti with Zucchini
- Zucchini and Rice Tart
- Zucchini Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing
- Marinated Zucchini
- Zucchini and Sour Cream
- Tex-Mex Squash Casserole
- Zucchini Parmesan