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Prolific Zucchini Has Many Uses - Prairie Fare

A 1/2-cup serving has about 15 calories, plus it contributes some fiber, vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins and beta carotene to the diet.

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist

NDSU Extension Service

I was admiring my neighbor’s garden the other day, especially her robust zucchini plants. I noticed some tender, young zucchini squash peeking out from under the foliage.

I could almost taste the warm zucchini bread and muffins you can make. I didn’t plant any zucchini plants this year because I was a little overzealous planting many different vegetables. Zucchini plants take more space than other plants.

I think my neighbor will share a zucchini or two to try with the recipe I have included in this week’s column. I noticed the tomatoes in my garden are getting red and some onions are getting large enough to sample, so they will be added to the garden-fresh recipe, too.

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