Broiled Smashed Zucchini with Herbed Sour Cream

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2023

Give it a good whack—then slide it under the broiler. Not only will you create a range of textures but you'll also unlock a surprising variety of flavors.

SERVES 4

TIME 50 minutes

Broiled Smashed Zucchini with Herbed Sour Cream

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For a side dish that showcases the full spectrum of zucchini flavor and texture, we used a meat pounder to smash the squash and then break it into a couple of large pieces. After seasoning the craggy pieces with salt, lemon juice, and extra...

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