on a quick trip to the Whole Foods Market, i happened to find baby zucchini. what a cute product. usually zucchini are ripe when they are approximately eight inches in length. zucchini are nutritionally low in fat and calories, and a good source of Vitamin A, folate and potassium. if you are interested in controlling your blood pressure, this is a good vegetable choice for you.
these tiny zucchini are just the perfect size for a variety of dishes. i chose to use them traditionally and sautéed them with onions for a simple vegetable side dish. the zucchini were tender and tasty served with garlic and herbs, salt and pepper. i used about one tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet on the cooktop, and in a matter of a few minutes, the vegetables were cooked.
served with grilled chicken, this vegetable was delicious.