Tag Archives: zucchini

Shaved Zucchini Salad

Tweet This is a fresh and flavorful raw zucchini dish featuring tangy capers and ricotta salata. The words ‘Ricotta’ means re-cooked and ‘Salata’ means salted. Ricotta Salata is a Sicilian cheese made from the whey part of sheep milk, which is pressed, salted and aged for at least 90 days. It is mild and milky […]

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Summer Squash Soup

Tweet The days of Summer are dwindling and Autumn is just around the corner. Before we know it, the once bountiful harvest of vine-ripened tomatoes, sweet peppers and baby eggplants will fade into the sunset until next season. But, the one vegetable that seems to hang on the longest is summer squash. However grateful you […]

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Olive Oil Zucchini Bread

Tweet   Summer squash is abundant this time of year. We have eaten it grilled and oven-fried, in a refreshing cold soup and a marinated salad. If you love zucchini and if you have this prolific vegetable in your garden (or a generous neighbors garden), making this bread is the answer to the bountiful harvest that seems […]

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Grilled Vegetable Salad

Tweet Grilled seasonal vegetables are the foundation of many of my spring and summer-time meals. It might be one special vegetable, such as carciofi alle brache, two or three different vegetables layered with ricotta into colorful stacks or an entire platter of my favorites served warm with a balsamic vinaigrette as shown here. The vegetables […]

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Le Verdure

Tweet Food does not have to be complicated. These colorful vegetables, simply roasted with olive oil and salt, then grilled are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate .

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Summer Squash A Scapace

Tweet “A Scapece” is a two-step method of preparing vegetables. First, le verdure (vegetables) are fried, then marinated in vinegar overnight. Typically, they are served as Merende or as a side dish with meat or fish. I use zucchini and (in this image) crook-neck squash. The last few times I’ve made this, I roasted the […]

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Frittata con Zucchini

Tweet A ridiculously quick and easy way to get a perfect frittata (Italian omelet) for one. It seems I always have leftover roasted or grilled veggies of some kind in the refrigerator. So a healthy and satisfying meal is just minutes away. This is also a perfect afternoon snack (Merenda) and can be enjoyed at […]

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Marinated Zucchini Salad

Tweet This is another one of those recipes that travels well. Whether you’re off to the beach or an extended road trip, salads prepared without mayonnaise have a longer “cooler” life. Although it takes only minutes to make, it does need to marinate for several hours (for all the ingredients to get to know each […]

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Zucchini Lemon Soup

Tweet The majority of the soups I make are of a hearty variety, like Minestrone and Lentil. You know the kind that warm you up on a cold winter’s day. But as the days begin to heat up the simplicity of a summer meal becomes appealing for a couple of reasons. First, the garden (yours […]

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