We love to dehydrate thin slices with a touch of salt or other seasonings and eat them like potato chips but waaay better for you! We do the same thing with squash. Even with just a few plants we always have a bumper crop so I do lots of dehydrating.
I also julienne some and add it to stir-fry or sautee it with some onions and yellow squash with some garlic or whatever spices we're in the mood for.
My fav is Greek Zuccini boats: slice Zuccini in half lengthwise. Hull out good portion of center. Fill with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese. Bake til semi soft. can sprinkle with parm love love them
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Sauce-Sauté In 2 TB. Sp. olive oil, 1 chopped onion 1 bell pepper 2 cloves garlic till sauté, add 1 large can (15oz.)-Tomato sauce 1 large can tomatoes & liquid, stir in 1 bay leaf ½ tsp. Cumin 1 tsp. Basil ¼ tsp. Cayenne ½ tsp. Oregano 3-4 tsp. Chili powder Twenty Minutes 1 dozen corn tortillas 6 sm. zucchini shredded about eight inches long 1 can (2 ¼ oz.) sliced olives (optional) 4 cups grated cheddar cheese
Prepare sauce Dip each tortilla for less then 1 min in sauce, Fill with 2 to 3 tablespoons cheese & ½ cup squash, olives
Arrange seam side down in ungreased pan Spoon sauce over & remaining cheese
Bake 350 for 30 minutes Serve with sour cream Serves 6 to 8 Try to find tortillas made with corn, lime, water or salt only You can find goods ones at a health food store! Yummy!
You can replace the cheddar cheese with 1 cube of tofu, freeze and ring moisture out of after thawing Crumble, and add 6 oz of grated farmer’s cheese. A lot less fat. And they are good!
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I grow zucchini in my garden. I like to split them lengthwise, spray the cut side with olive oil, then sprinkle with garlic powder (and sometimes grated Parmesan cheese). Then I put them on the grill (or bake them). We also love small ones sliced-up in salads.
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I have a george forman grill and I eat my zucchini mainly grilled. I slice them up into 1/4" slices and grill them until they are more translucent then white. I love them soooo much I eat them almost every day. On a few occassions, I have forgotten I was cooking up some that I had left over after getting my helping, and they were crispy & crunchy just like chips. Best mistake ever. ;) I don't find that zucchini needs anything to flavor it. I don't know if they would have rehydrated if I let them be though...
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Hi, I had a salad the other day at a local restaurant and they diced the zucchini very small and it seemed steamed along with some carrots diced small also and they added it to a big ol' salad with a lemon vinagrette dressing and some feta cheese. It was really yummy!
I also have cut them into sticks and dipped them in some egg white and panko breadcrumbs and baked them with a little olive oil spray to brown them up. They were a little addicting, but fairly safe to snack on or as a side.
I tried the broiled zucchini chips with parmesan. I did not have butter spray so I used a little olive oil. I found them quite tasty. I think with practice, they may become one of my favorite filling snacks.
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I just bought some Zucchini as it was on sale at the supermarket today. I have made baked goods with Zucchini before but I am looking for a new way to eat them other than steamed. I was thinking somewhere along the lines of baked Zucchini chips or fries? Does anyone have some ideas to prepare Zucchini as a snack? Please let me know : 0 )
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