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How long to boil zucchini.


Boil whole zucchini 15-20 minutes, peel them and take out the seeds beforehand. Finely diced zucchini can be prepared in 10 minutes.

Cook zucchini 20 minutes in the steamer.

Cook a half of zucchini for 10 minutes in the multicooker set to "Baking" program.

How to cook zucchini

How to prepare zucchini for boiling
1. Rinse medium-size zucchini throughly under cold running water and peel them off using a peeler if skin is hard.
2. Chop the vegetables in circles 1.5 centimeters wide, if necessary, (if the seeds are hard) take the seeds and pulp out of the core.
3. Cut a zucchini in half lengthwise, take out the seeds from the core, then slice in dices or stacks depending on further use.

How to cook zucchini in a steamer
1. Pour water in the special steamer bowl and bring to boil.
2. Put zucchini in a single layer into the steam basket and cover with a lid.
3. cook zucchini 20 minutes in the steamer.

How to cook zucchini in a multicooker
1. Put zucchini into the multicooker bowl.
2. Set to "Baking" program and cook the vegetables for 10 minutes.

How to cook zucchini in a pot
1. Fill a pot half way with cold water, add a pinch of salt and bring to boil.
2. Put prepared zucchini into boiling water and boil for 10 minutes.

How to cook zucchini for baby food in a pot
1. Put zucchini slices in a pot and pour with filtered or special baby water to cover them to the height of two fingers.
2. Boil zucchini for 10-15 minutes till it becomes completely soft. Do not drain broth after cooking.
3. Mash or blend the boiled zucchini slices. If zucchini puree is too thick, dilute it with broth.

How to cook zucchini for baby food in a steamer
1. Pour water in the special steamer bowl and bring to boil.
2. Put zucchini into the steamer container, cover with a lid and steam for 20 minutes.
3. Blend or mash zucchini.

Zucchini Cream Soup

1. Zucchini (small) - 3-4 pieces.
2. Flour - 2 tbsp.
3. Milk - 2 cups.
4. Parsley and dill, salt and seasoning - to taste.

The preparation of zucchini cream soup
Peel zucchini and take out the seeds, cut into small cubes and boil in salted water (small amount). Drain zucchini and mash them.
Pour 4-5 tablespoons of butter on the heated pan and gently pour 2 tablespoons of flour and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then pour fried flour in the broth, which remained from zucchini, add the milk. Then put mashed zucchini in a pan, cook them for 8-10 minutes over low heat. Sprinkle with herbs and serve with toast (lightly fried pieces of white bread).


- For boiling it's better to use young flat-shaped fruits - they are the most mild. Overgrown zucchini, on the other hand, have more solid texture and hard skin that is not easy to peel.

- You may give a six-month baby zucchini puree. You should boil vegetable in small quantity of water, in this case puree will not be too runny (babies don't like such food).

- Zucchini is easily digested and normally cause no allergy. It contains a large number of C (prevention of colds, properly function of digestive tract) and B vitamins (improves metabolism), as well as iron, cooper (involved in the process of hemogenesis), potassium (for cardiovasular system properly functioning) and other essential microelements.

- Zucchini purchase price in Moscow during growing season (June-September) is from 20 Rub/1 kilogram, in other time - 180 rub/1 kilogram (For May, 2016).

- To remove zucchini's skin easily you should cut it in half and peel vertically using a peeler of knife.

Zucchini cake

Take 2 big zucchini, cut the ends and rub on a coarse grater together with the skin. Dry a little bit. Add a teaspoon of salt, stir and pour a little more, if it is not salty enough. Add 2 eggs and mix thoroughly. Add flour until the mixture looks like a dough. Less tough it is, the thicker pancakes will be. It is better that the mixture is slightly denser than pancake batter.

Put 5-6 pieces of garlic or chopped garlic and chopped parsley-dill in a bowl, add mayonnaise or other dressing. Pancakes should be cooked on both sides at once.

Put the dish for 20 minutes in the refrigerator and serve with pleasure!

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