Squash Lecho with Tomato Paste


Any hostess at least once tried to cook for the winter lecho from zucchini with tomato paste. Indeed, the recipe for this culinary miracle is in the house book of any woman. Each of us gets it special, unique. This article contains the best recipes for homemade delicacy.

Main ingredients

The composition of this dish may include a variety of vegetables. For cooking, you should always select only fresh fruit. The main ingredient is zucchini. The rest of the composition depends on the selected recipe. It can be tomatoes, onions, carrots, mixed in different ratios. For cooking it is worth stocking up on vegetable oil and a small amount of spices.

Tomato paste easily replaces tomatoes that are not always in stock.

Recommendations for cooking lecho

Zucchini lecho, like any canned food, you need to cook only from well-washed and peeled vegetables. Most often they are ground into small pieces so that the composition of the dish is as homogeneous as possible. Yes, and prepare small pieces much faster.

From the zucchini be sure to remove the middle - all the seeds and fibers will be superfluous.

If the recipe has onions - cut it into rings. In this form, it looks great on the holiday table.

More acute lecho will be if you add to its composition of garlic and chili. However, you are unlikely to indulge in such a child's dish. It is suitable for adult gourmet table.

Tara - cans of various sizes - be sure to sterilize by steaming. Thanks to this, the jars with your favorite lecho will stay until spring and will not be blown up.

Recipes cooking lecho from zucchini with tomato paste

In various sources you can find many recipes for cooking lecho with tomato paste from zucchini. They differ mainly in the additional ingredients included in the recipe. Consider some of the most interesting and, of course, delicious recipes.

Recipe number 1 Lecho with onions

Consider first the lecho recipes with tomato paste with a more delicate and mild taste.

Ingredients for cooking.

  • Courgettes - 2 kg. Zucchini variety is best.
  • Carrots - 500 gr.
  • Tomato paste (for a more delicate flavor, you can replace tomato juice) - 1 liter.
  • Bulb onion - 1000 gr. Since we will cut it with rings, you should not choose very large onions.
  • Vegetable oil - 1/3 - 1/2 cup.
  • Ground pepper - a little, to taste.
  • Citric acid - at the tip of a spoon.
  • Sugar and salt to taste (about 1.5 tbsp.).

Cooking process.

  1. Squash well washed, peeled and cut into small pieces. If zucchini are young and they have not yet had time to form a loose middle and seeds, then you can not clean them.
  2. Peeled and washed onions cut into rings.
  3. Prepare carrots. To do this, rub it on a coarse grater or chop finely.
  4. Stew onions with carrots on a small fire in a vegetable place.
  5. We take the enameled ware, put all the vegetables in it and pour them with tomato paste.
  6. Add all the spices and salt.
  7. Cook, pre-closing the lid for about 10 minutes.
  8. Add citric acid and granulated sugar. We continue to cook another quarter of an hour.
  9. We put them in jars and roll them up.

Recipe number 2 Lecho with bell pepper

Ingredients for cooking.

  • Zucchini - 15 pcs. medium size.
  • Bulgarian pepper - if small, then 10 pcs., Large - you can reduce their number.
  • Tomato paste - 400 gr. Try to choose a paste without various additives, carefully check the expiration date. All this will help you to prepare a good and long-lasting snack.
  • Water - 1 l.
  • Vinegar 12% - half glass.
  • Head of garlic (can be subtracted if desired)
  • Sugar and salt - both of 3 tbsp. l

Cooking process.

  1. Pour all the tomato paste into an enamel bowl, add water to the same place. Boil the mixture.
  2. Add sugar and salt to the mixture, add oil. Approximately 8-10 minutes boil over low heat.
  3. While the liquid is boiling, prepare the vegetables - wash, peel, chop them. Try to keep all the pieces about the same size.
  4. Garlic skip through the garlic press. If it is not, we grind it with a knife.
  5. First, garlic and pepper go to the boiling solution. Let them boil for about 10 minutes.
  6. Now you can add zucchini. Another 20 minutes to simmer on low heat.
  7. A few minutes before the mixture is ready, pour in vinegar, taste the dish. Now you can add salt or sugar, if the taste did not suit you.
  8. Roll in the banks ready lecho.

Recipe number 3 Lecho of zucchini in a slow cooker

What modern housewife does not use the slow cooker for cooking delicate-tasting and healthy dishes. Canned food for the winter in a slow cooker is no worse than everyday food.

Ingredients for cooking.

  • Zucchini - 2 kg (weight of already peeled vegetable)
  • Peppers (not bitter), carrots and onions - 500 gr.
  • A few cloves of garlic - 4-6 pcs. Vary the amount of garlic depending on your preference.
  • Hot pepper - use to taste. Do not abuse this ingredient.
  • Vegetable oil - a glass - one and a half.
  • Tomato paste - 300 gr.
  • Table vinegar 9% - 150 ml.
  • Water - 600 - 700 ml. Pre-water can be defended or pass through the filter.
  • Fine salt - 2 tbsp. l
  • Sugar - 7 tbsp. l

Cooking process.

  1. Cut the onion into medium sized pieces. Carrot is better to grate, using a large side.
  2. Fry vegetables to a nice color. Stir them so as not to burn and remain soft.
  3. We remove seeds from zucchini and pepper. Pepper planed stripes, zucchini - cubes.
  4. Tomato paste is diluted in pre-heated water.
  5. We lower vegetables into the slow cooker, pour in diluted tomato paste, add the passaging.
  6. Now it's all spices, salt and sugar. We put them according to the recipe.
  7. Simmer for about 35-45 minutes depending on the power of the multicooker. When lecheko almost ready, add vinegar.
  8. The finished dish is laid out on the banks and roll up.

Recipe number 4 Lecho "gentle"

Ingredients for cooking.

  • Courgettes - 2 kg. Very tasty dish of young vegetables.
  • Water - 1 - 1.5 tbsp.
  • Carrots - 1 pc. If the roots are small, you can take 2 pcs.
  • Tomato paste - 100 gr.
  • Bulgarian pepper - 2 pcs. For the beauty of the dishes you can take red and green.
  • Bulb onion -2 or 3 pcs. medium size.
  • Salt.
  • Vegetable oil - 50 ml.
  • Citric acid - 1/4 tsp.

Cooking process.

This appetizer is very easy to prepare. Even the young hostess will be able to surprise her household.

  1. Chopped onion and grated carrot on vegetable oil all fry. Be sure to keep vegetables from burning.
  2. Peppers are added to the pan, all vegetables are stewed for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Next, turn pasta and water.
  4. We continue to simmer on low heat. After 15 minutes from the start of work it was time zucchini.
  5. Add the main ingredient - zucchini. For this recipe, they are cut quite large.
  6. Cook until the zucchini is soft. Vinegar, as always, is added a few minutes before readiness.
  7. Spill on the container and roll up.


The recipes for making lecho are very similar. Any hostess can always bring something in them. The main thing is that guests and households appreciate your work.