Since I had a bunch, I decided to have a complete zucchini dinner. Our first annual Zucchini Festival. Some friends were stopping by so the timing was perfect! I was ready for something new. Not your average one – no bread or fried zucchini. How about some recent recipes I had found: Zucchini Soup, Zucchini Fritters with Feta Cheese and Zucchini Lasagna!
The first course was Zucchini Soup (recipe from Skinnytaste) and this is definitely a Zen Meal:
• 1/2 small onion, quartered
• 2 cloves garlic
• 3 small zucchini skin on cut in large chunks
• 32 oz fat free chicken stock
• 2 tbsp reduced fat sour cream
Put all the first 4 ingredients in a pot and simmer for 20 minutes.
Blend and add the sour cream, salt and pepper last.
It’s very elegant tasting and so, so easy to make!!
• 2 cups of shredded zucchini (make sure you salt it for 20 minutes and squeeze out the water first)
• 1 cup of feta cheese
• 2 garlic cloves
• a shallot (or red onion if you don’t have a shallot)
• 5 tablespoons of flour (I add an extra one)
• an egg
• salt and pepper
• olive oil to fry them
Mix the ingredients and fry them up in olive oil. It’s very easy to make! I made a simple sour cream/mayonaise sauce (with salt, pepper, parmesean, shallots sometimes garlic and lemon juice to taste)
These were my best bunch I’ve made because I made them smaller and crispier. Yum!!
The Zucchini Lasagna is to die for (also from Skinnytaste) not as easy to make but not hard either. Some short cuts would be don’t make your own sauce and buy grated cheese. Click here to go to the recipe. I’ll show my pictures anyway. I made the tomato sauce. It was worth it!
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