Did you know the largest zucchini ever recorded was nearly 8 feet long? You might not be able to grow a zucchini that big, but if you garden, you probably have enough of this summer staple in August for yourself and half the neighborhood. In fact, August 8 is National Zucchini Day–what better day to celebrate one of our favorite veggies?
Not only is zucchini easy to grow, it's also low in calories and rich in vitamin C. Need some new ideas for cooking it? Here are some delicious and nutritious zucchini recipes that highlight the flavor of this summer squash.
Marinated Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad
Black Bean and Zucchini Quesadillas
black-bean-zucchini-1992086-x.jpg ! And this zucchini and black bean quesadilla certainly fits the bill. It uses 5 simple ingredients and delivers 13 grams of fiber.
Ingredients: Black beans, salsa, zucchini, tortillas, cheddar cheese
Try this recipe: Black Bean and Zucchini Quesadilla
Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups With Herbs and Cheese
Campanelle with Summer Vegetables