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One More Way to Eat Zucchini

You thought you were done. You’ve made zucchini bread, zucchini fritters, you’ve even cooked them as boats. You’re to the point now, almost October, that if any more zucchini comes your way, you’re ready to sneak it onto someone else’s back doorstep, and pretend you never saw it. Because, you’re tired of zucchini.

Not so fast! Oven roasted tomatoes and basil can take zucchini to a whole new level. An incredible level.

Take your zucchini and quickly shred it with a cheese grater — it will take just a few seconds.

Toss it with some re-hydrated sun-dried tomatoes, or some oven roasted tomatoes. OK — I know that might be a show stopper for you — but don’t let that happen. Here are two quick options:

  1. Just pour boiling water over store-bought sun-dried tomatoes. Let them soften, and then chop them up and mix them with some olive oil and salt.
  2. Throw some cherry tomatoes into a skillet with some olive oil and salt and let them sizzle until they start to caramelize. Heaven, right there.

Next, chop up some basil — don’t make pesto. Just keep the basil plain and add it to the zucchini, along with some cheese of your choice. Something like Feta and  Parmeasean. Add some salt and pepper.

You can start eating this right now — as a salad.

Or you can throw a tortilla shell on to the hot skillet you used for your tomatoes, and let the tortilla get nice and crispy…. and wow. This is good.

 

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