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Zucchini Three Ways

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It’s summer time, which means sunny days, ice cream and lots of zucchini! Yes, you read that right. I’m a sugar junkie and I eat my veggies too. Zucchini is the perfect addition to any summer menu. You can slice it, dice it, sauté it, bake it, grill it. Any way you have it, it makes for a delicious and light meal.

 

Zucchini Muffins

When this dish was served at a Shabbat meal several months ago, I was hesitant to have a taste since zucchini was one of the ingredients. If it had been a kugel, then I would not have given it a second thought, but zucchini cake? After my husband rolled his eyes I realized I was being childish and gave it a try. After that first bite, I had 2 slices!

This recipe can be served as muffins, as a side dish in a loaf pan or for dessert in a bundt pan! It is fluffy and moist with a hint of cinnamon.

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
3 eggs (or 1 cup egg beaters)
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini (3 small or 2 medium zucchini peeled) – but you don’t have to peel them – they taste great either way.

Directions:
Blend the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla together. Add all the dry ingredients and then add the zucchini. Combine well. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes in 2 greased 10 ” loaf pans, or bake for longer in one bundt pan.  (Bake it until it is browned on top and a toothpick comes out clean).

 

Zucchini Pizza Bites

If you like pizza, but not the heavy feeling that usually comes with eating carbs, you will LOVE this dish! It’s a quick and delicious way to indulge in everyone’s favorite meal without the guilt or calories.

Ingredients:
1 large zucchini
1 cup of Pizza Sauce (my fav is Don Pepino)
1 cup of shredded cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil or spray olive oil
Optional toppings: Roasted cherry tomatoes Feta cheese

Directions:
Wash the zucchini and dry clean. Slice 1/4 inch thick rounds. Brush both sides with olive oil or spray with cooking spray. Place on a baking tray and broil for about 10 minutes. Then add about a tablespoon of pizza sauce to each round, sprinkle some cheese on top and bake for an additional 10 minutes until slightly crispy and browned.

For additional toppings, place pizza sauce, then roasted cherry tomatoes and crumble feta on top then bake for an additional 10 minutes until slightly crispy and browned. To roast the cherry tomatoes: Slice the cherry tomatoes in half lengthwise, place on baking tray then drizzle some olive oil and honey on top. Season with salt and pepper. Place in oven on 400′ and cook for 20 – 25 minutes until slightly browned.

 

Zucchini Boats filled with Quinoa Medley

These boats are filled with a mixture of quinoa, onions, garlic, zucchini, chic peas and tomatoes. It’s an easy dish that is both flavorful and filling. If you want to keep it dairy free, just skip the shredded cheese as a topping. If you like things cheesy like I do, then you can even add some crumbled feta to the mixture before placing it in the boats!

Ingredients:
1 cup of uncooked quinoa
2 cups of water
2 large zucchinis
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1 cup of chic peas

Directions:
Place water and quinoa in pot, heat to a boil then cover and simmer until water is absorbed. Meanwhile, cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out the inside flesh. Sauté onion for several minutes. Once golden add the garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Then add the zucchini flesh that was scooped out earlier. Allow to cook for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the can of tomatoes and sauté for several more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Combine the cooked quinoa, the tomato mixture and the chic peas in a large bowl. Fill the zucchini boats with the mixture, top with shredded cheese and bake on 400′ for 20-25 minute.

About the Author: When Nina Safar is not updating recipes on Kosher in the Kitch, she enjoys playing hostess. Never having too much time in the kitchen, she likes recipes that taste great and are easy to make. Kosher in the Kitch features recipes from experienced foodies as well as experimenting cooks. You don’t have to be a chef to cook a good meal! For more great menu ideas and tasty recipes, check out www.kosherinthekitch.com for your next favorite dish. Share your get-fit tips, weight loss battles, and stay-in-shape recipes by emailing nina@kosherinthekitch.com and visiting the Kosher in the Kitch fan page on Facebook.


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