White zucchini and pinto bean stew
I was fortunate to have a farmer's wife talk me into buying one of her heirloom white zucchini squash at the farmer's market this morning.
She extolled the virtues of it being sweeter and more flavorful than zucchini, and drier so that it retains it's shape and texture when sauteed and added to tomato sauce over pasta.
I've included a photo of the Italian zucchini, with an ear of corn for size comparison, so you know what to look for. Trust me, it's well worth the search. It's official name is Lungo Bianco di Sicilia.
I was in the mood for a spicier dish without pasta, and whipped up this Mexican inspired veggie and bean stew for dinner. I served it on a bed of shredded romaine lettuce tossed in 1/2 a Tbs of balsamic vinegar and loved it. I hope you do, too. Submitted by: CCKELLY3