Also known as courgette, zucchini is a summer squash which classically has a deep green skin and soft white flesh. They are harvested when immature, while the rind is still tender and edible. They are a long, slim with a shiny and smooth skin. Its interior flesh is creamy white with a firm yet succulent texture and moist seed cavity.
Zucchini are really versatile and can be eaten raw or uncooked; it’s ideal for both savory and sweet preparations. Flavor-wise, they are mild-tasting with a hint of vegetable sweetness. They are quick and easy to cook and become softer and sweeter when cooked. Zucchini is super low in calories and makes the perfect light side dish for a heavy meal.
It can be used raw or cooked and in both sweet and savory preparations. Zucchini can be stir fried, sauteed, grilled, fried, steamed or hollowed out, stuffed and baked.
Zucchini bruises easily and ideally should be used immediately but will keep for up to a week in cold, dry storage.
Clearly the most popular summer squash of the many that are available.