Zucchine tonda ripiene
Stuffed round zucchini with aubergine
Stuffed round zucchini in appetizing shapes, colours and patterns make and ideal starter or vegetarian main course.
Round zucchini are ideal for stuffing thanks to their shape, and the pretty colours and intricate pattern add to the attraction. Furthermore round zucchini are supposed to have a milder taste and thinner skin than ordinary courgettes, but even when in season they can be hard to find in the weekly market.
I was therefore delighted when an Italian neighbour came round with a handful of round zucchini from his own garden. The skin colours and pattern indicate various hybrids and varieties, but the all taste more or less the same. At least in this version of stuffed round zucchini with aubergine.