The Caprese salad is well known. But what do you do when tomatoes aren’t the best or you want an alternative? Think “(Not a) Caprese 2.0,” with zucchini and mint!
The autumnal equinox may have already passed, but there is still great summer produce to be had.
Zucchini boats (stuffed zucchini) is summer’s answer to flexibility.
Decades ago, one of my go-to, fit-for-company dinners was baked chicken breasts stuffed with grated zucchini and carrot stuffing. An entrée and side dish in one, and a bit of a show piece, too.
I was walking down the grocery aisle and a bag of rigatoni caught my eye. What if this weren’t a giant-sized American main dish, but rather a more elegant first course?
It’s chilled summer soup time! Gazpacho, Vichyssoise and Borscht are the most common. And for that reason, summer soups can be polarizing. Sad. Instead, try chilled zucchini soup. Cool, light, healthy and so, so refreshing. Happy!