Beyond Bread — 20 New Ways to Use Up All That Zucchini, Recipes Included
Zucchini, the tasty star of the Summer squash family, is low in calories but high in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Make the most of this seasonal veggie with one of these recipes. Whether you want to enjoy zucchini at breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even snack time, there's a recipe here that will suit your dietary needs.
The next time you have the urge to eat something savory, crispy, and crunchy, let these baked zucchini chips satisfy your cravings.
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If you have a zuke hiding in your crisper, fast and elegant zucchini carpaccio is a simple, fresh, and clean recipe to enjoy any day of the week.
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Creamy Zucchini Boats
Here's a delicious recipe that pairs zucchini and fresh basil. A plate of these zucchini boats is savory, warm, soft, delicious, and reminiscent of a cheesy pizza pie.
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Grain-free and dairy-free zucchini noodles make you rethink the concept of vegetables as comfort food. Even better, this garlicky zucchini noodle recipe will cover many potential dietary restrictions at your table.
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Classic nutty, cheesy pesto gets a natural nutritional boost in this zucchini pesto recipe. Serve this "Italian salsa" up as a crostini topping at your next Summer BBQ or mix it in with your favorite grains for a delicious side.
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Broccoli Slaw Stir-Fry
Next time you're craving a bowl of Chinese takeout, opt for this low-carb broccoli slaw stir-fry with zucchini and peppers instead. High in fiber, protein, and vitamin C, this 345-calorie, nutrient-rich meal can be prepped, cooked, and served in just 15 minutes.
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Double-Fudge Zucchini Brownies
If you think zucchini is only for savory purposes, say hello to these double-fudge brownies. These zucchini brownies taste so good, no one will believe they're full of green veggies and just over 150 calories.
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Zucchini Egg Drop Soup
This zucchini noodle egg drop soup is an inventive recipe that's just another excuse to get out that spiralizer. This Chinese classic gets a lightened-up, lower-carb update that's just as delicious.
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Zucchini Noodel Lasagna
Thin layers of sliced zucchini are the perfect alternative for lasagna noodles, so you can make this Italian classic if you are gluten-free or looking to cut refined carbs.
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Baked Zucchini Fries
Forget the fryer and bake up zucchini fries coated in crisp panko crumbs. While delicious, do your best to forgo the avocado ranch and dip into Greek yogurt blended with lime and avocado instead.
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Skipping bread because you're living the Paleo life? Make a batch of this grain-free bread, featuring zucchini, and make yourself a toasted sandwich.
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Oatmeal and zucchini might sound like a strange breakfast concoction, but this banana zoats recipe will make you a believer. Low in sugar and high in fiber, this tasty breakfast will become a Summer staple in your kitchen.
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If your love of hot dogs is more about the condiments than the actual frankfurter, you will appreciate this veggie version featuring the abundant Summer veggie.
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Shrimp Piccata on Zoodles
Dress up your zucchini noodles with extra pizzazz and go piccata. The tangy lemon-caper sauce is a lovely complement to the sweet shrimp and the zoodles just soak up the flavor.
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Revamp your taco night routine with these tasty zucchini tortillas. This easy-to-make recipe slashes calories from classic flour and corn tortillas and adds a big nutritional punch of vitamin C and protein to every bite; each tasty tortillas offers 6.4 grams of protein!
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These bite-size treats pack a serious flavor punch. Plus they check both the Paleo and vegan boxes.
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Zucchini Carrot Bread
If you grew up on the classic zucchini bread, you will be pleasantly surprised by the flavor of vegan version. The carrots add sweetness along with applesauce.
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Celebrate your favorite squash by turning a pound of zucchini into tasty tots. These mini fritters are great for dipping in just about any sauce.
Get the recipe: Greek zucchini tots
This dish brings so many Mediterranean flavors to life, and it's grain-free, too, featuring zucchini rice.
Get the recipe: zucchini rice tabbouleh with chickpeas
Zucchini Lentil Breakfast Burritos
Zucchini helps bulk up the filling in these burritos, which make for a perfect breakfast. Bonus: they freeze well, making them perfect for meal prepping.
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