A Tale of Two Zucchinis


A Tale of Two Zucchinis

It’s that time of year again. If you have a friend with a garden, there is a good chance that you’ll soon find yourself with more zucchini than you might know what to do with. Here are a couple of quick, simple, and healthy ideas for you.

Zucchini & Tomato Gratin

Slice garden fresh zucchini and roma tomatoes about 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick. Layer alternatively in a gratin baking dish.

Zucchini & Tomato Gratin

 

Sprinkle with fresh herbs of your choice (shown below with fresh thyme & chives), season with salt & pepper, drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil.

 

 

 

 

 

Top with freshly grated cheese – shown here with mozzarella and Trader Joe’s Quattro Formaggio (parmesan, asiago, fontina, & mild provolone cheeses)

Zucchini & Tomato Gratin

 

Zucchini & Tomato Gratin

 

Sprinkle with some fresh sourdough breadcrumbs. These are so easy to make! Let a slice of good sourdough dry out a bit. Cut it into cubes, throw in a blender or food processor, and voila! Homemade breadcrumbs.

 

 

 

Top with a little extra fresh grated parmesan and season with pepper. I like the Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning bland ($1.99 at Trader Joe’s and worth every penny).

 

Bake at 325 F until it’s done (about an hour). “Done” is subjective … some will like it cooked more than others. Next time I’ll make sure to take a picture of the finished product. Sorry!

This can be served as a main course or as a side. It is lovely with fish, chicken, or lamb.

 

Coming soon … Zucchini Quiche … 

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