10 hours ago
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
It's that time again in New Jersey, when zucchini is falling off the vines.
Zucchini is a pretty boring vegetable, very bland, sort of like chicken breasts. It needs your help to become the star it is destined to be.
Zucchini bread, zucchini gratin, tossed with pasta & feta cheese, ratatouille, zucchini lasagne, sauteed zucchini or in a summer quiche w/ corn.
The wonderful thing about this vegetable is the possibilities are endless.
I have been grilling zucchini weekly, tossing it with a splash of balsamic vinegar while still warm and adding a bunch of chopped fresh mint from my garden & crumbled feta cheese.
Zucchini and mint just belong together. Their flavors compliment eachother.
Make sure to use the lighter green spearmint variety, which has a sweetness to it, rather than the harsher dark green peppermint leaf, which in my opinion, is only good for freshening breath.