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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7 Responses to “Black Bean Burgers”

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    TPOX — August 18, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I LOVE the addition of zucchini! Great idea!

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    Sherry G — August 18, 2010 at 11:47 am

    How nice of your husband to make these for you guys=) I’m glad you took down the spice and added zucchini. We’ve had a surplus around here and I can’t handle very spicy things. I might be trying this one out!

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    Krystal — August 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Ahhh, I’m in love with Black Bean burgers right now. I love the you added zucchini as well, it gives it a nice moist flavor! Very sweet of the DH to cook for ya, too!!

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    biz319 — August 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I never thought to add zucchini to black bean burgers, but agree that it would help them stay moist – I’ll be adding the spicy though! 😀

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    Melissa — August 18, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Yum!!! I love black bean burgers!

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    Taylor — August 19, 2010 at 3:58 am

    I’m always looking for new, tasty bean burger recipes! I bet the zucchini makes them stay super moist, which is great because many times bean burgers turn out dry…thanks for the recipe!

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    Jessica {The Novice Chef} — August 19, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Mmm I love a good black bean burger! Sounds great!

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