Summertime is here, which means the days are long and hot, the drinks are cold and sweaty, and for the most part, people seem more relaxed and happy. And it also means we are growing and getting the bestest and freshest produce, including zucchini.
Yes! it's zucchini time!
You might remember from last summer that I am kind of a zucchini junky. As soon as it starts to grow, I am eating/ hoarding it. I grow it, get tons from my farm share, and will happily take any or all of your extra zucchini that you can't seem to eat. (I take all veggies for that matter) All of the surfaces in my house are covered with baskets full of zucchini. Open the fridge, a few zucchini will most likely fall out. Want to sit at the table to eat, you are going to have to move the mounds zucchinis to get to it. (No joke) It's just so dang good and can be made into just about anything.
But with all the recipes with zucchini, all the ways to add it to this or make it into that, I think people tend to forget that zucchini can be just that, zucchini. Yes it is good to noodle with sauce or puree up with lentils, but honestly I think my most favorite way to eat it is just as it is, straight up raw zucchini, maybe a sprinkle of salt and pepper and if I have it on hand, a squeeze of lemon of a splash of vinegar. Nothing fancy (although you can make it look fancy) The best of summer, pure and simple.
So not really a recipe here, just reminder that sometimes simple can be the best and that zucchini can be eat plain and raw and that it's delicious.
Keep it cool. Keep it simple.
Straight up Zucchini
- fresh zucchini
- salt ,pepper
- lemon juice or vinegar (optional)
cut zucchini (if you feel like cutting it) anyway you want. Place on a plate and sprinkle with salt, pepper and a splash of vinegar or lemon juice.