Monday, 20 August 2012

Will Run For Summer Squash

mini zucchini pizza

Are you currently trying to remember the date for International Put a Zucchini (or any other summer squash for that matter) in Your Neighbour's mailbox day?  Or maybe trying to pay your monthly gym membership with bags of summer squash?  Better yet, are you offering 2 for 1 or rather 15 for 1 squash deals (sure you can have a zucchini but you need to take 15 pattypan squash with it). 

Farmer did an amazing job of growing summer squash this year: yellow zucchini, green zucchini & pattypan squash the size of flying saucers.  While it's fabulous to be able to eat locally and ecologically grown food there are only so many ways that a girl can eat a summer squash.

Here are just a few of the ways that we've tried as of late.

zucchini, tomato sauce, feta

Mini Zucchini Pizza
(serves 2-4 or 1 zucchini lover)

I am not a huge fan of zucchini that doesn't come in a cake but these are delicious and so easy to make!

ingredients

1 small zucchini cut into 1/4 inch thick rounds 
1/2 C of your favourite tomato sauce or pesto
1/4 C feta (mozzarella, swiss and cheddar work as well)

optional ingredients

sun dried tomatoes
fresh basil
fresh cherry tomatoes
mushrooms
finely chopped onions

Preheat broiler to low.  Slice zucchini into rounds and place on baking stone.  Top each round with tomato sauce, your favourite toppings (mine were sun dried tomatoes and basil) and feta.  Broil on low for approximately 5 minutes and then on high until cheese begins to melt.

Eat as soon as possible!


pizza with grated yellow zucchini

If you are like Farmer and are thinking that this pizza will turn out to be a soggy mess think again.  The zucchini turns out rather crispy.  It's important to remember to squeeze the water out of the zucchini before placing it on the pizza.  Left over tomato sauce, frozen pizza dough from Eat Local Sudbury and some vegetables meant supper was ready in less than 25 minutes.

tomato sauce with grated zucchini & kale

If you still have summer squash left over try throwing it in your favourite tomato sauce and pulsing the sauce with your hand blender.  You won't even know it's there.  While you're at it sneak in some kale as well.

I have a feeling that I'm not finished with summer squash quite yet.





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