Zucchino san pasquale is a traditional vegetable from the Campania region of Italy. It is specifically grown in the towns of San Marzano, Sarno, and San Valentino Torio. This unique zucchini variety is known for its elongated shape and vibrant green color. It is often used in traditional Campanian dishes and is a staple ingredient in the local cuisine.

One popular recipe that features zucchino san pasquale is “Zucchine alla scapece,” which is a dish where the zucchini is sliced, fried, and marinated in a mixture of vinegar, mint, and garlic. Another common recipe is “Zucchine ripiene,” where the zucchini is hollowed out and stuffed with a mixture of breadcrumbs, cheese, and herbs before being baked or fried.

Zucchino san pasquale has been recognized with a Protected Designation of Origin (DOP) by the European Union, ensuring that it is grown and produced according to specific specifications in the designated areas of Campania. This recognition helps to protect the traditional cultivation and production methods of this unique vegetable.

Sources:
– “Zucchino San Pasquale DOP” – www.agricoltura.regione.campania.it
– “Zucchino San Pasquale” – www.campaniagastronomica.it