How to cut a zucchini + tips

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The other day my friend brought over 3 HUGE zucchini from her garden! She’s the sweetest. I was super excited to get in the kitchen and bake up something yummy. Today I thought I’d share this quick tip on how to cut a zucchini… but look out for some yummy recipes coming your way!

how to cut a zucchini

How to cut a zucchini

  1. Wash your zucchini really well.
  2. Cut the ends of your zucchini off.
  3. Slice the zucchini in half if it is really large.
  4. If you’re wanting slices, just slice them up. If you’re wanting to grate the zucchini then cut it in half again.
  5. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon and place in a bowl.
  6. Then shred the half piece with a cheese grater or a food processor.

Here’s a little step by step tutorial…

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Once you have shredded your zucchini put it on paper towels so that the towels will absorb the excess water. Then pat the zucchini with a paper towel. This way you won’t get soggy zucchini bread! I had to learn the hard way. ;)

how to grate a zucchini + a super helpful tip!

Once your zucchini is shredded it’s a good idea to freeze some for later. You know for those times when your craving chocolate zucchini cake?! ;) I typically will place 2 cups in a sandwich size bag. This way you can pull out a little bit at a time. Just make sure to label how much is in the bag. It’s best used within 6 months.

Freeze your zucchini so you'll have it for months to come! #cooking

My little guy loved helping me with the zucchinis. He is such a great little helper!

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Psst if you’re looking for a yummy zucchini recipe, head over to Better Homes and Garden where I’m sharing these yummy chocolate chip zucchini muffins!

Chocolate chip zucchini muffins featured on Better Homes and Garden

They are seriously AMAZING! I can’t wait to make them again!

zuchinni muffins on iheartnaptime.com

What’s your favorite zucchini recipe? Share in the comments.

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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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17 comments on “How to cut a zucchini + tips”

  1. Where is the recipe for the chocolate chip zucchini muffins ?

  2. Thanks for the tips! I love Michelle’s Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2012/07/17/chocolate-zucchini-bread-recipe/.

  3. OMG!! I MUST do this!! I really MUST! tomorrow I will go and buy the ingredients :) I am very curious to know what it taste like

  4. Well I feel stupid – I never knew you were suppose to remove the seeds! Thanks for the tip!

  5. Hi JamieLyn, My zucchini plant is producing like crazy! I’m going to follow your suggestion & freeze some. I also didn’t know that you don’t save the seeds! Thanks!

  6. Love your labels! Where did you get them??

  7. Hi Jamielyn. Wow, guest posting on Better Homes and Gardens (again) that’s amazing, congrats!!! Your tips are perfect and the recipe looks absolutely delicious!

    Have a Sweet Day!
    Heather
    My-Sweet-Mission.com

  8. Must try the muffins! I made Parmesan Zucchini Crisps last night and they were super yummy! Found it on the food network website – Bobby Flay! Toss sliced zucchini in olive oil then dip in a mixture of bread crumbs, shredded parmesan, salt and pepper! (press mixture onto zucchini so it really sticks!) bake at 425* for 20-30! so easy and so good! Eat immediately tho! Hubby was late getting home and his serving was NOT as good as mine! Poor guy! ha ha!

  9. I didn’t realize either that you remove the seeds…so you just discard them?

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