Eating seasonally ensures you will get the most nutrients and flavor. While every season has its own gems, summer stands out as a front-runner. We have a little garden growing this year and luckily the grasshoppers haven’t got our zucchini yet! If you didn’t get a garden planted this year check out your local Farmer’s Market. I made Zucchini Cacio e Pepe the other night as a side dish. It’s simple, QUICK, and soo tasty! Zucchini makes quite a bit of juice, which makes this perfect to eat raw for maximum nutrition, or you can quickly saute it. Keep in mind that quality ingredients are always important, but especially when it comes to simple dishes! Zucchini is in the top 10 of GMO crops, so Organic is the safest choice. What are your favorite ways to use this summer staple?
Zucchini Cacio e Pepe
(adapted from It’s All Easy by Gwyneth Paltrow)
3 zucchini, spiralized
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. pepper
chopped green chili (optional)
Toss zucchini with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Saute until desired tenderness. Remove from heat and toss with green chili and parmesan. Enjoy!
Wouldn’t this be a pretty side dish at a dinner party?