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Zucchini Leaves – Blanched

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Zucchini Leaves – Blanched
Foglie di Zucchine – Pelate
by James Belardo

Who thought you can eat zucchini leaves? Well, Italians have been using as much of the plant as they can, using it’s flowers, fruits and even the leaves. Zucchini leaves are particularly good toss in with a freshly made pasta sauce like a simple Sugo Di Pomodoro or even Spaghetti Con Aglio e Olio.

Ingredients
1 bunch zucchini leaves, cut in strips
water
salted
ice cubes
olive oil
lemon juice
salt and pepper – optional

Directions
1. Using a large pot bring salted water to a boil (you can also add a couple lemon slices).

2. Rinse, dry and cut up the zucchini leaves.
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3. Toss in the cut up zucchini leaves, cover and let the water return to a boil.
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3. Remove leaves and place in large bowl with cold water and ice cubes.
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4. Once cooled, place on colander to drain. Season with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper (optional)
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Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

August 23, 2016 at 5:31 PM

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