National Zucchini Day is August 8th

It’s a big day for zucchini. As America’s favorite delicious, nutritious, and fast-growing fruit (yes, fruit!), zucchini offers a healthy addition to a wide range of meals. This Tuesday, August 8th, marks National Zucchini Day, also known as “National Sneak Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (yes, it’s a real holiday!), a day for honoring this versatile ingredient in tasty dishes. Celebrate zucchini in all its green glory and makes it easy to say yes to a tasty meal without the guilt! From the beginning, Woodstock’s Pizza in Pacific Beach has focused on fresh, hand-tossed dough, loaded toppings, and a unique folded-over crust with sauce inside. Made with chipotle sauce, light mozzarella cheese, sliced zucchini, bell peppers, organic corn, feta cheese, and a topping of fresh cilantro, the Bikini Zucchini pizza is a creative ode to the wonderful fruit and a way to enjoy a healthy ingredient in the tastiest way! Full of flavor and made with the freshest ingredients, this is one summer pizza party that you won’t want to miss! Woodstock’s knows what the people want, and they certainly deliver with a lighter pizza option for veggie lovers in San Diego. Nestled along Adams Avenue, Et Voilà French Bistro is a vibrant yet cozy addition to the Normal Heights area, with an interior reminiscent of a traditional French bistro with a contemporary stylish twist. Boasting an extensive menu that blends French classics with innovative modern flair, the dishes at Et Voilà are ideal for anyone curious about French cuisine. Try the Canneloni de Ricotta Et Courgette Pesto Au Basilic, a ricotta and zucchini cannelloni with fresh basil pesto and an arugula salad, for a rare, satisfying, and authentic French experience in San Diego. On the hunt for a fresh and filling zucchini dish? Look no further than Wood Ranch, an all-American eatery located in the bustling center of mission valley. Using the best ingredients around, Wood Ranch constantly works to develop innovative dishes and unique options, carrying a little something for everyone. Take in the warm, wooded interior at Wood Ranch while enjoying menu items that leave no one out when it comes to finding a delicious dining experience, with dishes including the Grilled Vegetable Salad, packed with mixed greens, sliced zucchini, yams, red bell pepper, corn, basil, carrots, scallions, tomato, asparagus, avocado, radicchio, and a champagne vinaigrette, along with your choice of Portobello mushroom or grilled chicken. If zucchini straight from the farm is what you’re after, check out Farmer’s Table in the heart of La Mesa. Another notch in East County’s culinary belt, Farmer’s Table brings together local flavors, unique recipes, and freshness you can taste, all within a charming and rustic atmosphere complete with an imported Italian pizza oven and Sicilian flair. This farm-to-table concept has a farm-fresh menu that can’t be beat, making it the ideal spot for zucchini tasting! For a fun and filling plate, order the Veggie Pizza, topped with roasted eggplant, seasonal, zucchini, bell peppers, Portobello mushroom, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and a sprinkling of basil. Head over to True North Tavern to experience North Park’s favorite neighborhood destination! Located just off University Avenue, this local hot spot has it all, with plenty of good times on tap for a night out and tasty bites for foodies. Casual and laid back, this large and open-concept bar is the perfect setting for getting your crew together for brews and bites. Zucchini lovers must try the Truffle Veggie Harvest, complete with sautéed veggies and fruits including Brussel sprouts, carrots, zucchini, crimini mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and finished with fry salt, fresh herbs, and a coating of truffle oil. Cue the fanfare and give a round of applause to this versatile green fruit and all the delicious dishes it can make! Enjoy these zucchini-packed meals for National Zucchini Day, a glorious use of the zucchini plant to make a happier and healthier plate. 

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