White Zucchini: A Unique Twist on a Classic

When it comes to zucchinis, we're accustomed to seeing the familiar shades of green. But have you ever come across the intriguing White Zucchini? This zucchini variety stands out not only for its pale almost white skin but also for its culinary versatility. In this blog post, we'll delve into the world of White Zucchini, exploring its unique characteristics, memorable taste, and a delicious Nicaraguan-inspired recipe that celebrates its flavor.

The Allure of White Zucchini

White Zucchini, as the name suggests, is known for its pale skin that sets it apart from the traditional green zucchinis. While it may not share the same shape, some enthusiasts can't help but draw comparisons to the Nicaraguan Pipian Squash. These zucchinis have a charm that captivates gardeners and cooks alike, making them a delightful addition to your garden.

A Memorable Growing Experience

In 2020, I had the pleasure of growing White Zucchinis from seedlings I discovered online. It was a unique and exciting experience to nurture these zucchinis, watching them thrive in my garden. The anticipation of harvesting a different variety of zucchini added an extra layer of excitement to my gardening endeavors.

The Taste of White Zucchini

One of the most enjoyable aspects of growing White Zucchini is savoring their distinctive taste. While they may look different from their green counterparts, their flavor is equally delightful. White Zucchinis offer a mild and slightly sweet taste, making them versatile for a wide range of culinary creations.

A Taste of Nicaragua

Guiso de Pipian

One of the culinary adventures I embarked on with my White Zucchinis was making Guiso de Pipian, a traditional Nicaraguan Zucchini stew. This hearty and flavorful dish is a favorite in Nicaraguan households, and the addition of White Zucchini adds a unique twist to the recipe. Here's how you can prepare it:


  • 2 White Zucchinis, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Cooked rice for serving


  • In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté until they become translucent.

  • Add the diced White Zucchinis and red bell pepper to the skillet. Sauté for a few minutes until they start to soften.

  • Stir in the chopped tomatoes, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for another few minutes until the tomatoes release their juices.

  • Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover the skillet and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the White Zucchinis are tender.

  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Serve the Guiso de Pipian over cooked rice, garnished with fresh cilantro.


White Zucchini is a testament to the diversity of zucchini varieties and the joy of exploring different flavors in the garden and the kitchen. Whether you're drawn to its unique appearance or the delightful taste it brings to your dishes, White Zucchini is a remarkable addition to any garden. So, if you're looking to add a touch of novelty to your gardening and culinary experiences, consider growing White Zucchini and embark on a flavorful journey that celebrates its distinctiveness.