August 18, 2014—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Organic Zucchini, a member of the species Curcurbita pepo, is, like all squash, native to the Americas. Unlike many squash varieties, Zucchini was developed in Italy, long after the summer squash was originally brought to Europe from the American continents. In France and much of Europe the long, green-skinned squash is knows as courgette, but in the U.S., it's commonly known by its Italian-derived name, which loosely translates to small pumpkin.
A typical summer squash with a thin, edible skin, Trader Joe's Organic Zucchini is excellent for grilling, sautéing, baking into breads and muffins, breading and deep-frying, or adding to salads. You can julienne-slice it and use it as a substitute for pasta, or roughly chop it and add it to salsas. Quesadillas, frittatas, risottos, pizzas… Zucchini is so versatile; it really does work in all of these presentations… and more! We're selling each one pound package of Organic Zucchini for $2.99*. You'll find it in our fresh produce section.
*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Organic Zucchini is $2.99 in our West Coast, Texas and East Coast stores and $3.29 in our Texas and Southeast stores.