It may look like a cucumber, but zucchini is actually a type of summer squash! Don’t be fooled by the name, zucchini/summer squashes are available all year round.
Zucchini is a low-calorie food and is a great source of potassium, a heart-healthy electrolyte that can help reduce blood pressure. It’s also rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and dietary fibre!
A lot can be done with zucchini! It is excellent for grilling or roasting, and its mild flavor means it pairs well with a lot of spices. It’s also incredibly popular in baking, with some people grating it and using it in breads, pizza crusts, and loafs! We like to roast ours and pair it with feta.