In this time of late summer produce overflow, you've probably already considered what to do with all those tomatoes, or peaches, or blueberries. If you find yourself with a lot of great produce that might otherwise go to waste, you have a few excellent options for preserving it: freezing, canning, pickling, or turning it into jam. Generally speaking, fruits tend to get turned into jam, and vegetables go the pickling route. But just because that's what folks usually do doesn't mean it's the only option.
It's coming up on the summer solstice, which means that it's also coming up on zucchini season, or "zuch szn" as no one calls it but me. Sure, zucchini are available throughout the year at the grocery store, but now is when they emerge into their full powers. In the beginning, it's lovely to have a few fresh zucchinis to grill or sautee, or throw in a salad. But in roughly three to six weeks, it will be a time when zucchini seems to take over everything.
When zucchini season rolls around, you can easily find yourself with more than you know what to do with. The good news is, zucchini is one of the most versatile summer vegetables on the block. We're spiralizing it into zoodles, slicing it into zucchini chips, grating it into zucchini breads and cakes, and even layering it into quiche and lasagna. This infinitely adaptable veggie is the star of summer, so here are 65 of our best zucchini recipes to make the most of it.
So we're about a month late on recognizing this food holiday, but we didn't know it was a thing. And to be fair, I think it's completely valid that we didn't know it was a thing. But the thing is, this is definitely a thing. As it appears, on August 8th, there's a most excellent arbitrary national holiday that people legitimately celebrate.
National Sneak a Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day.