The key to avoiding gargantuan zucchini is to pick early and often. You can harvest zucchini in varying sizes depending on the recipe you plan to use it in.
If you miss the window for both super-small and normal-sized zucchinis and end up with a giant zuc, don’t worry, this size of zucchini is edible, too.
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Here are 26 of our favorite vegetarian and vegan recipes that taste great with immature or overgrown zucchini.
Their mild flavor and drier flesh can complement the zesty sauces and bold flavors in many dishes.
Overgrown zucs tend to work better for muffins and breads because they have less moisture and less flavor.
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