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JoAnn_FlaAugust 12, 2009

Zucchini with Lemony Crumbs

Serves 4

Active time: 20 minutes

Start to finish: 40 minutes

2 lb zucchini, coarsely grated

3/4 stick unsalted butter, divided

1 1/2 cups coarse breadcrumbs (from day old baguette)

1 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest

1 tsp chopped thyme

2 garlic cloves, minced

Toss zucchini with 3/4 tsp salt in a colander set over a bowl and let drain 20 minutes. Squeeze handfuls of zucchini in a kitchen towel to remove excess moisture. Melt 3 Tbsp butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, then cook breadcrumbs, zest, thyme and 1/8 tsp salt, stirring until crumbs are golden, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and wipe out skillet, then cook garlic in remaining 3 Tbsp butter over medium-high heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add zucchini and sautuntil softened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve zucchini topped with breadcrumbs.

Grilled Zucchini Pepper Salad

Serves 4

Active time: 20 minutes

Start to finish: 1 hour

1 1/2 lb zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4" thick slices

2 red bell peppers, quartered

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tsp packed light brown sugar

2 Tbsp chopped basil

Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking over medium-hot charcoal (medium-high heat for gas) or heat a 2-burner grill pan over medium heat until hot. Toss vegetables with 2 Tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Grill, turning occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes total. If using grill pan, grill in batches, 10 to 15 minutes per batch. Transfer peppers to a bowl and let stand, covered, 10 minutes. Peel peppers and cut into 1-inch pieces. Cut zucchini crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Whisk together vinegar, brown sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper and remaining 2 Tbsp oil in a large bowl. Stir in vegetables and basil. Let stand 15 minutes for flavors to blend.

Zucchini Lime Slushee

Makes 4 drinks

Active time: 10 minutes

Start to finish: 10 minutes

2 medium zucchini, chopped

1/2 cup superfine granulated sugar

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

3 cups ice cubes

zucchini slices for garnish

Purée zucchini with sugar, lime juice, and 1/8 tsp salt in a blender. Add ice and blend until ice is finely crushed. Serve in 10-oz glasses.

Zucchini Whoopie Pies

Makes 12 (dessert)

Active time: 30 minutes

Start to finish: 1 hour


2 cups coarsely grated zucchini (10 ounces)

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup well-shaken buttermilk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 cup walnuts (4 ounces), chopped


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Scant 1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with racks in upper and lower thirds. Butter 2 large baking sheets.

2. Squeeze handfuls of zucchini wrapped in a kitchen towel to remove moisture.

3. Whisk together flour, baking soda, spices, and salt until combined. Whisk together buttermilk and vanilla in a small bowl

4. Beat together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add egg and beat until combined well.

5. At low speed, mix in flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately in batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture and mixing until smooth. Mix in zucchini and walnuts until just incorporated.

6. Spoon 1/4 mounds of batter 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake, switching positions of sheets halfway through, until tops are puffed and golden and spring back when touched,18 to 22 minutes. Transfer with a spatula to a rack to cool completely.


1. Beat together cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and salt with cleaned beaters at medium-high speed until smooth, about 3 minutes.


1. Spread a rounded 2 Tbsp filling on flat sides of half of cakes and top with remaining cakes.

Note: Whoopie pies keep, chilled in an airtight container, 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling:

1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded zucchini
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in yogurt and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in zucchini.
Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Spread over warm brownies. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

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