Round Courgette

The round courgette is a variety of zucchini with a characteristic spherical shape, which stands out from the more common elongated zucchinis due to its unusual form. This type of zucchini has a smooth dark green skin, while the inside is tender, with light green flesh and small, edible seeds.

The flavor of the round courgette is sweet and delicate, similar to that of traditional zucchinis, but with a slightly more pronounced nutty note. This variety is particularly appreciated in the kitchen for its versatility and the ease with which it can be stuffed, thanks to its shape that lends itself perfectly to being hollowed out and filled with a variety of fillings, ranging from rice to ground meats, from cheeses to vegetables.

Round courgette can be cooked in many ways: baked, pan-fried, grilled, or even preserved in oil. They are ideal for creative preparations and represent an attractive dish both visually and taste-wise, perfect for enriching the menu of a quality restaurant with innovative and tasty dishes.



The round courgette is a versatile vegetable that lends itself to multiple uses in the kitchen, making it particularly suitable for a quality restaurant that wishes to offer innovative and tasty dishes. Here are some ideas for Italian and foreign recipes:

  1. Stuffed zucchini: round zucchinis can be easily hollowed out and stuffed with a variety of ingredients such as minced meat, rice, cheese, and herbs, then baked. This dish lends itself to different cultural variations, adapting the stuffing to local tastes or specific culinary traditions.
  2. Soups and stews: cut into cubes or slices, round courgette add flavor and texture to soups and stews, in both classic Italian versions, like vegetable soup, and international preparations, such as vegetable curry or gazpacho.
  3. Gratin side dishes: thinly sliced and mixed with cream, cheese, and spices, round courgette can be transformed into delicious baked gratin side dishes, an ideal complement to meat or fish dishes.
  4. Fresh salads: raw and cut into thin slices or cubes, round zucchinis can be used to prepare light and nutritious summer salads, enriched with fresh herbs, nuts, and a wide choice of dressings.
  5. Appetizers and tapas: Served as a base for appetizers or tapas, round zucchinis can be grilled, marinated, or filled with creamy cheeses and vegetables, offering a tasty and visually appealing option to start the meal.