Small, flat and circular with a scalloped edge and are pale green or yellow depending on variety.
Select both with glossy, unblemished skins and no soft areas.
In an airtight bag (preferably paper or cloth to prevent ‘sweating’) in refrigerator crisper. Use as soon after purchase as possible.
Soups, salads, rice dishes, pasta, stir-fries, muffins and cakes.
Boil. Cut into quarters and boil for 2-3 minutes until just tender. Steam for 4-6 minutes depending on size until just tender. Microwave in a covered dish with 2 tablespoons water on HIGH (100%) for 4-5 minutes, turning after 2 minutes to ensure even cooking. Grill slices by brushing with a little oil and grilling with eggplant and tomato for a tasty way of serving vegetables.