8 pound zucchini

That’s what she said….

ok, ok, i need to grow up!

My co-worker/client said he had zucchini to get rid of, me being all about the veggies, said, hook me up.

Of course he brings in three 8 pound ginormous zucchinis on the day i ride my bike. Jesu-cristo…

I swear i lost a couple inches riding home with those in my backpack!

I pawned one off on a friend of ours, but still had 2 to do something with.

Finally sunday was the day – i cut one in half and then sliced length wise into long slabs! Put some olive oil on and slapped it on the grill!

But i still had half of this bohemouth and needed something interesting to do with it. Well, interesting and awesome did i find!

Ajlouk Qura’a (Mashed-Zucchini Salad)


  • 1 1/4 pounds zucchini, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon harissa
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese


  • Place zucchini in a large saucepan; cover with water to 1 inch above zucchini. Bring to a boil, and cook 20 minutes or until zucchini is very tender. Drain. While zucchini is still in colander, coarsely mash zucchini with a fork; drain.
  • Combine juice and next 6 ingredients (juice through garlic) in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Add zucchini; toss well. Sprinkle with cheese.

The result was superb – so much better than i expected!

Nice kick, nice flavor, great!!

I’ll be enjoying this recipe time and again! Can’t wait!

2 thoughts on “8 pound zucchini

  1. An 8 pound zucchini totally warrants a “that’s what she said”. Or three.

    That mashed zucc sounds SO good! I’m a sucker for anything with feta cheese on top.

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