Fantasies about zucchini inspire not only gourmets. A relative of pumpkin and cucumber fell in love with housewives from Russia for its unpretentiousness, ease of preparation, low calorie content and vitamin “background”. Raw zucchini contains only 20 kcal per 100 grams. Vegetable pulp contains vitamin B, iron, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. Zucchini does not cause allergies, so it is used as the first baby food.

In addition to the usual stew, pancakes and pickles, zucchini looks great in baked dishes. shared a simple and original recipe for squash nests with meat.

Zucchini nests in the oven – recipe


  • Zucchini – 1 piece
  • Steamed rice – 0.5 cup
  • Eggs – 2 pieces
  • Grated cheese – 50 grams
  • Fresh dill – 1 bunch
  • Garlic – 1-2 cloves
  • Salt, pepper to taste

For minced meat:

  • Chicken fillet – 400 grams
  • Bulb – 1 piece
  • Garlic – 1 clove
  • Salt, pepper, paprika – to taste

You can add egg, cream or milk to minced meat for a more delicate taste.