Roasted Zucchini

Zucchini means summertime to me. I love when everyone is trying to come up with creative ways to use up their excess zucchini.

Since Hubby and I don’t have a garden, I rely on the farmer’s market for the majority of our zucchini. But I do have one coworker who has a huge garden.

He brings in various vegetables that he’s trying to get rid of almost every day. I’ve snagged a cucumber for the watermelon cucumber salad that I made and also grabbed a nice sized zucchini (one day I grabbed a small zucchini, cleaned it, cut it, and snacked on it that afternoon!).

I thought about making something sweet with it but instead opted for a snack. I followed the method I use to roast asparagus. It is so simple and the outcome is amazing.

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Roasted Zucchini

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

1 large or 2 medium zucchini, chopped in large pieces
1.5 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, sliced (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil to avoid a mess.

Place chopped zucchini on baking sheet.

Drizzle the olive oil over zucchini. Use your hand to stir it up so all the zucchini gets coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add garlic if using.

Roast in oven for 25 minutes, stirring once in the middle. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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6 Responses to “Roasted Zucchini”

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    newlywed — August 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    One of my favorites! You read my mind…I made a spread with my roasted zucchini yesterday.

    Another thing I like to do when roasting zucchini is to slice it very thin, and then it comes out almost like a chip. I have eaten entire zucchinis on my own that way!

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    Katie — August 4, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    yum, yum, yummmm! Love roasting vegetables! If you aren’t in the mood to turn on the over; use your same exact recipe and throw them on the grill… but cut them long ways at about a 1/2 inch thick! It’s been my favorite way to eat them this summer! :) Thanks for sharing!

    katie
    katiescucina.blogspot.com

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — August 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I wish I had more squash, I would make this tonight!! I’ll do it another day, thanks!

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    kcconfections — August 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Just thought I’d stop back in and thank you for sharing this idea… I’d never thought of roasting my zucchini before. I made it last night for dinner using three medium zucchini and my kids ate every single bit of it. They LOVED it! So thank you for giving me a new way to get them eating fresh veggies.

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    Rach — August 23, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Oh this was so good, and I just love the so simple factor!!! Thanks for sharing!

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