I never thought I would say this, but I am addicted to a vegetable. Lately I can not get enough zucchini. I am attempting to grow my own again this summer, but some bugs in my garden are slowly destroying my plants! So, I frequently pick up zucchini at my local market. As usual I am going to give you some background on zucchini and tell you why is it so good.
Zucchini is a summer squash growing in colors such as dark green, light green, yellow, and orange. The fruit grown on vines not in the ground. Zucchini can be consumed raw or cooked, but is generally served cooked. The flowers are edible. Zucchini is often steamed, grilled, stuffed, baked, barbecued, and fried. A popular bread is zucchini bread.
Nutrition: 1 cup zucchini contains: 20 calories, 0.2 gm Fat, 12 mg Sodium, 325 mg Potassium, 4 gm Carbohydrates, 1.5 gm Protein.
|Zucchini with Garlic|
- 1 zucchini sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion (Vidallia)
- 1-2 gloves garlic minced (We love garlic!)
- 2 tsp Olive Oil (I use Wegmans Basting Oil)
- Heat olive oil in a saute pan on medium high. Cook onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add zucchini. Cook and stir frequently until zucchini is soft.
I love Wegmans Basting Oil! For the story on Wegmans Basting Oil see their blog: http://www.wegmans.com/blog/2010/08/basting-oil
Here is a link to the recipe for Wegmans Basting Oil if you want to create it yourself.