zucchini

Add zucchini to any casserole or lasagna. It's an easy way to pump up the veggies!

How to Select

Look for zucchini with a slightly prickly, but shiny skin. The skin should be firm and free of cuts and bruises.

How to Store

Store zucchini in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days. Do not wash it until you are ready to use it. Cooked zucchini can be stored in the refrigerator as well, but should be used with in 2 days.

How to Prepare

Rinse in cold water. Trim tops and bottoms. Peel if skin is tough. Eat raw: Add to salads, or have as a snack with dip. Eat cooked: Steam, microwave or boil until tender, bake, roast, stir-fry, or saut. Add to pasta and rice dishes, soups and stews, and casseroles.