How to Select Zucchini

  • Select small to medium-size zucchini (8 inches or under). Larger zucchini may be bitter, watery, and contain large seeds.
  • Select zucchini that is firm, shiny, free from nicks and blemishes, and is a vibrant color.
  • Select zucchini that still has a large piece of the stem still attached, as it will stay fresher for longer.

How to Store Zucchini

How To Store Fresh Zucchini: Store whole, unwashed zucchini in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. It will last up to 5 days. Regularly check the firmness of the zucchini. Softness indicates that the flesh is beginning to deteriorate. Cook it or freeze it as soon as possible.

How To Store Cooked Zucchini: Store cooked zucchini in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

How To Freeze Zucchini: Slice zucchini into rounds, blanch for 1-2 minutes, and immediately dunk into cool water. Drain and then place in freezer bags and freeze. Freeze for up to 10 months. Zucchini can also be frozen in shredded form or as zucchini noodles.

How to Serve Zucchini