Green Courgette

The green courgettes is an extremely versatile and popular vegetable, belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family. Characterized by a bright green color, its skin is smooth and thin, while the inner flesh is tender and green-white in color, with small, edible seeds.

Green courgette have a delicate and slightly sweet flavor, making them suitable for a wide range of culinary preparations. They can be eaten raw in salads, grilled, fried, sautéed, baked, or as an ingredient in soups and stews. Green zucchinis are also a fundamental ingredient in many traditional Italian recipes, such as pasta with zucchini, fried zucchini flowers, and zucchini parmigiana.

Thanks to their soft texture after cooking, they are perfect for stuffing or transforming into creamy soups and sauces. Rich in vitamins and minerals, with a high content of water and fiber, green zucchinis are an excellent choice for light and nutritious dishes.



In the kitchen, especially in a quality restaurant, green courgette offers incredible versatility and can be the star or an excellent complement in a variety of dishes, both Italian and international. Here are some ideas on how it can be used:

  1. Appetizers and side dishes: served raw in fresh salads or as zucchini carpaccio with a lemon and herb vinaigrette, or grilled and dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a simple yet refined side dish.
  2. Main courses: zucchinis can be transformed into delicious vegetable “tagliatelle” for light dishes or used as the main ingredient in creamy risottos and stuffed pasta, like zucchini ravioli.
  3. Single dishes: stuffed with meat, cheese, or other vegetables, baked zucchinis represent a complete and tasty dish. Similarly, they can be employed in savory pies and quiches.
  4. International dishes: green courgettes are a key ingredient in dishes such as French ratatouille, Greek tzatziki, or as a base for vegetable curries in Indian and Thai cuisine.
  5. Sweets and desserts: surprisingly, green courgette can also be used in sweet preparations, like muffins or cakes, where it adds moisture and a soft texture without significantly altering the flavor.