It's that time of year when zucchini harvests abound. Whether you're growing your own, hitting the farmers market, or picking up a few at the grocery store, you'll find plenty at the height of freshness and for a steal.
However, zucchini just seems to be one of those veggies that a lot of cooks aren't sure how to prepare. I know I don't have a lot of zucchini recipes in my repertoire, either. So if you're already growing weary of your favorite zucchini bread, I've got an amazing baked zucchini recipe to share with you...
These Parmesan-ranch baked zucchini coins get loads of flavor from new Hidden Valley Cucumber Ranch, a delicious twist on the Original Ranch dressing. You're definitely going to want to keep a bottle or two of this flavorful salad dressing on hand, because I think you're going to want to make this yummy baked zucchini recipe over and over again this summer. It's super quick and easy, making it a perfect side dish!
Simply slice up a couple of zucchini into 1/4-inch rounds. Spread each side with a thin layer of Hidden Valley Cucumber Ranch, and then lay the rounds out on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil (for easy cleanup). Sprinkle each coin with a little shredded Parmesan cheese and bake for about 15 minutes until the tops are starting to brown.
I mean, seriously... could it get any easier!?
I always like to add a little brightness to my baked and grilled foods with fresh herbs this time of year, and this baked zucchini recipe is no exception. I sprinkled some chopped fresh dill over the top, but chives, cilantro, or parsley would also be great alternatives.
Getting my kids to love their veggies has always been a challenge, but these zucchini coins literally flew off the platter. Seems like I need to figure out a way to put a twist on some other summertime veggies with Hidden Valley!
Which of your favorite recipes could use a new twist?
From dressings and dips to sandwich spreads and side dish solutions, the special blend of herbs and spices makes Hidden Valley the perfect addition to any recipe. For more delectable ranch recipes, visit www.hiddenvalley.com.
Look for the Cucumber Ranch and other new Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing flavors on shelves this month! They retail for $3.59 at most major grocery stores and $2.99 at Walmart.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hidden Valley. The opinions and text are all mine.