Zucchini Tips

Zucchini is an underused vegetable in the kitchen. Zucchini can be a dish itself or an accent to a meal. Zucchini’s versatility allows you to ditch some of your heavy carb meals and replace them with a lighter, healthier zucchini dish. You might be thinking, what can I make with zucchini? Well, the answer is you can use zucchini in all three meals of the day! E. Armata, a produce distributor in NYC, works directly with growers to distribute zucchini to your local “mom and pop” grocers.  

Have you thought to use zucchini in your pancakes?

Well, zucchini pancakes are a fantastic healthy breakfast alternative. Zucchini adds a sweet taste and a moist texture to your breakfast. Our produce distributor in NYC recommends adding pecans or walnuts to your pancakes to add the crunch you are looking for. Zucchini pancakes take 20 minutes to complete, and this recipe will feed 4-6 hungry zucchini lovers. Basic ingredients include:

  • 1 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 1 Cup Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 ½  Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoons Nutmeg
  • ½ Salt
  • 2 Cups Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Zucchini
  • ½ Cup Chopped Pecans or walnuts
  • Butter and syrup to serve

Add the flours, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into one bowl. Then, combine the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla and stir until they are mixed well. Then it is time to add your pecans or walnuts. Heat your griddle to mid-heat and pour about ¼ cup of batter for one pancake. Cook for one-two minutes and then repeat until you are out of batter. Your zucchini pancakes are now finished!

Zucchini ravioli is a staple dish you can make for lunch or dinner.

Zucchini ravioli is a healthier alternative to pasta ravioli. To make this delicious recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 zucchini from your produce distributor in NYC
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • ¼ cup parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup chopped spinach
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ½ cups marinara sauce

To top your ravioli:

  • ½ cup mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Basil

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and peel your zucchini into long strips. In a separate bowl begin to mix ricotta, egg, parmesan, basil, spinach, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Next, cover the bottom of a pan with marinara sauce.

To turn your zucchini strips into ravioli, create a flat “T” shape on the counter, then add one spoonful of your filling in the center of the “T.” Overlap the zucchini strips, place your ravioli into your baking dish and add your toppings. Bake your ravioli for 30 minutes. Your delicious healthy alternative to pasta ravioli is now finished!  

With the help of your produce distributor in NYC, you now have great zucchini meals you can add to your cooking arsenal. If you have any questions, contact us today!


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