Fried Zucchini & Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Fried Zucchini & Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Chef Ottolenghi is my new hero. A food genius with the innate ability to take any vegetable and make it shine in exciting and inventive ways you would never dream possible. Ways that inspire. Not to mention he makes a mean dessert.

This is an adaptation of his fried zucchini salad, a pasta salad he serves cold. I served it warm and called it dinner.… 

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Have I told you how happy I am zucchini season is here?

If I have, I hope you’re not sick of hearing it! It’s early in the season and surely I will be professing my adoration again.

Did you know you can eat zucchini raw? Well, you can and it is delicious! In case you were wondering. The texture is kind of like cucumber and the flavor?… 

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Italian Veggie & Cheese Stromboli

Italian Veggie and Cheese Stromboli
I have real, live, crazy  cravings for vegetables. Mountains of vegetables in every shape, size and color.

I’m thinking I might be in the minority, but I genuinely adore them.

I mean, how often do you hear someone say they’re craving bell peppers? Or see someone buying 8 zucchini at the market and a package of baby spinach so big it takes up the better half of a shopping cart?… 

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Blueberry, Chicken and Spinach Salad


This fresh blueberry salad is all kinds of wonderful with it’s unique mix of savory, sweet, sour and salty flavors.

There’s something to be said about a salad that hits on all these flavor points and has an abundance of contrasting textures. It’s a formula for success!

The plump, juicy blueberries have a burst of natural sweetness that plays off the creamy, tangy feta cheese…. 

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Zucchini Banana Bread with Walnuts and Raisins

Every bite of this wholesome bread is jam-packed with flavor that begins and ends with bananas! The zucchini fades into the background and banana takes front and center stage. Together they add incredible moistness and replace the fat that is usually found in recipes like this – no butter or oil is required!… 

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Oven Fried Zucchini Chips with Basil Dipping Sauce

To make these ‘chips’ sliced zucchini is dredged in milk and coated with a seasoned Parmesan and bread crumb mixture then oven-fried to a lovely shade of golden brown. Crunchy on the outside and creamy in the middle, they are an excellent stand-in for french fries or onion rings…. 

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Roasted Herbs de Provence Vegetables and Pasta

Slow-roasted fennel, grape tomatoes, onion, black olives and zucchini seasoned generously with Herbs de Provence and tossed with pasta makes an effortless meal full of all sorts of deliciousness. Chewy, al dente pasta is the perfect vehicle for showcasing the melange of soft, tender vegetables and aromatic herbs…. 

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