Most years we plant a few zucchini plants in our garden but this year we chose to go with some new vegetables and didn't want the zucchini taking over. We figured we could always get it fresh from the farmers market or from friends whenever we needed it. Well, I was working in the yard a few weeks ago and I looked behind our shed and saw this:
The plants go around the entire shed. I certainly didn't plant them so they must have come back from something last year. The thing is, there still aren't any zucchini growing on it. Tons of blossoms but no fruit yet. Is that weird? Anyone out there have any idea how it happened?
Anyway, I figured if it was going to continue giving me all these blossoms, I'd make use of them! Last year I stuffed and fried them which was amazing but I was feeling a little on the healthier side at the moment and so I went with this stir-fry with quinoa. I used coconut oil to saute the onions and shallot and then cooked down the chopped blossoms. Add some spices and other veggies along with some cooked quinoa and you've got yourself a quick and healthy side dish.
You could really play around with what you add to it. I had some lemongrass paste in the fridge too so I put a bit of that in too but it's all up to you. It's late in the summer but you may be able to still pick up some blossoms at a local market, or just swing by our place. There were a whole bunch still out there.