If you’ve found yourself with an overabundance of zucchini this summer, I’ve got your back! From sweet to savory, here are some of my favorite easy zucchini recipes along with some recipes from my favorite bloggers from around the web.
You’ll find zucchini in every grocery store and farm stand you come across in the summer months. It’s grows easily and plentiful.
Good thing it’s super versatile!
- It’s great thrown into casseroles, soups and stews.
- It’s perfect for sneaking into quick breads, muffins, and cupcakes.
- Roasted zucchini makes a great side dish…or stuff it and serve it as an entrée.
- Spiralize it and replace your traditional spaghetti noodles
- You can even eat it raw on crudités platters or in salads!
If you want to make the most of this summer green veggie, be sure to check out these Easy Zucchini Recipes for lots of great ideas!
Is zucchini good for you?
Zucchini, sometimes referred to as courgette, is a variety of summer squash. It’s very low calorie and low fat boasting quite a few vitamins and minerals, like vitamin C, magnesium, fiber, folate, multiple B vitamins, potassium, zinc, calcium, iron, and even protein. [source]
Read about the benefits of a plant based diet.
Learn how to stock your fridge, freezer and pantry with healthy plant based staples (bonus: get a FREE grocery list printable!)
How to pick a good zucchini
Zucchini can easily be found in grocery stores all year round and at farmers markets during the summer months. Look for those that are average in size and that have smooth, unblemished skins.
What can I do with an overgrown zucchini?
This green vegetable can be grown in your own backyard garden with very little effort. One plant can produce up to 10 pounds of zucchini in just one season. And the more you harvest, the more zucchini you’re likely to get.
So, just what are you supposed to do with that huge overgrown monstrosity that you somehow missed hiding under the leaves? Well, you probably don’t want to eat it raw, but it will still be great for soups, stews, and all the baked goods you can imagine.
More summer vegetable recipes
- Raw Corn and Radish Salad
- Creamy Sweet Corn Pasta
- Cold Cucumber Soup
- Velvety Green Vegetable Soup
- Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil
- Herb Roasted Potato and Arugula Salad
I hope you love these recipes as much as we do! If you try any of them, please leave a comment below with your feedback.
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Easy Zucchini Recipes
Easy Zucchini Recipes
Zucchini Breakfast Recipes
Layered Strawberry Peach Smoothie
There’s a fun thing about this smoothie, that you may not realize. I snuck a bunch of zucchini in it! So, not only do you get a different variety of vitamins, you get to use up some of the bounty from you (or your nice neighbor’s) garden.
Flax and Walnut Zucchini Muffins – wholesome, lightly sweetened, and perfect for breakfast or a snack any time of day!
Easy Gluten-Free Banana Zucchini Bread (Vegan)
If you have a few overripe bananas begging to be used, I suggest making this moist, flavourful, and delicious vegan gluten-free banana zucchini bread. It’s super easy to make and is perfect for snacks, to serve at breakfast or brunch, or to have with afternoon tea or coffee.
Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are fluffy, oil-free, 1 bowl and ready in 30 minutes! These are super rich, decadent, moist and unbelievably vegan, yet healthy enough for breakfast!
Crispy seasoned hash browns and sautéed vegetables topped with creamy avocado and spicy salsa. Served up with a side of toast and a bottomless cup of coffee, it’s breakfast perfection!
Zucchini Side Dish Recipes and Appetizers
Vegan Cheese & Zucchini Pinwheels
This recipe is super easy to make using just a few ingredients. Zucchini pinwheels are gluten-free and dairy-free.
Vegan Oven Fried Parmesan Zucchini Crisps
Savory, healthy, and crispy vegan parmesan oven fried zucchini crisps. Low calorie and delicious!
Crispy oil free fritters made with potatoes, zucchini, and carrots. They are baked, not fried, and make a perfect easy side dish or snack.
chargrilled courgette salad with lemon and basil
This simple, great tasting salad, is perfect for summer!
Vegan Zucchini Potato Casserole Recipe
Who doesn't love a potato casserole? Sneak in some zucchini for a healthy, filling, and satisfying dish!
A veggie packed, high protein side dish or light main meal that takes advantage of all the summer garden vegetables.
Zucchini Entree Recipes
An easy marinara sauce loaded up with chunky summer veggies. Perfect over pasta, zoodles, rice, baked potatoes, or polenta.
Easy enchiladas with plenty of plant based protein, a good dose of veggies, and a creamy sauce.
Chickpea Stuffed Zucchini Boats
These chickpea stuffed zucchini boats require just 4 ingredients! This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, easy to make and tastes amazing.
Sweet Corn & Zucchini Risotto
This Sweet Corn Risotto is a hearty summer dish that’s both vegan and gluten-free – and a total crowd pleaser to boot.
Low Carb Vegan Zucchini Ravioli
Your favorite comfort food with a healthy twist! This vegan zucchini ravioli smothered with marinara and creamy Alfredo sauce is the ultimate of low carb vegan recipes.
Gluten Free Zucchini Noodle Lasagna
Filled with homemade cashew ricotta and tempeh “beef”, this gluten-free and vegan zucchini noodle lasagna is a meal that the whole family will love.
Zucchini Noodle Recipes
Super quick and easy, low carb, and flavorful – perfect for any night of the week.
Salt and Pepper Pasta, Made Pastaless
Who needs pasta to make salt and pepper pasta? Not you, my friend. Not you. You only need four ingredients and about 30 minutes to make this recipe!
Miso Zucchini Noodles
Summery, light, healthy & delicious Miso Zucchini Noodles (zoodles!). Ready from start to finish in under 15 minutes & no cooking required!
Vegan Zucchini Pasta Alfredo
This Vegan Zucchini Pasta Alfredo is perfect when you want something lower carb or paleo. The zucchini noodles are lighter than pasta but still tasty and satisfying when you’re craving something creamy.
Zucchini Soup Recipes
Zucchini Noodle Curry Coconut Soup with Grilled Tofu
My new favorite vegetarian soup, this Zucchini Noodle Curry Coconut Soup with Grilled Tofu has deliciousness to the max, you guys! There’s a rich curry and coconut based broth seasoned with flavors of garlic and ginger and then there’s marinated grilled tofu with loads of veggies, including mushrooms, peppers and spinach. Plus, zucchini noodles – how fun!
A quick and easy soup made with summer vegetables. Light tasting, yet filling from the protein packed quinoa.
Spinach Coconut Zucchini Soup with garlic croutons
A vibrant soup full of goodness: spinach, zucchini, leeks, potato and coconut milk. Serve with garlic croutons for a quick meal.
Zucchini Chickpea Stew (Vegan)
Delicious hot or cold with an oil-free option!
Zucchini Dips and Sauces
This light refreshing and creamy Zucchini Dip with Mint is completed with coconut yoghurt and mint. It is perfect for a quick and healthy snack and the excuse to use up your zucchini / courgette bounty.
Summer Zucchini Pesto (Vegan & Oil-Free)
Fresh Zucchini Pesto is the perfect sauce for all of your summer dishes.
Made without beans, this one is properly combined to help streamline your digestion, Paleo-friendly, and it tastes remarkably like the original!
Sweet Zucchini Recipes
Delicious little snack cake bites full of a summer garden staple. Eat Your Veggies!
Vegan Zucchini Brownies
Fudgy and rich vegan zucchini brownies with a chocolate fudge topping. Mega-chocolatey and so easy to make, and you’ll never know there’s zucchini in them!
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins as divine as a cupcake, but healthy & loaded with veggies! This is a great way to sneak in your veggies and have the kids begging more more.
Chocolate Zucchini Donuts.
Chocolate zucchini donuts are a perfect way to sneak some veggies into your dessert! These are light and fluffy – a delicious baked donut recipe!
Buckwheat Zucchini Chocolate Cupcakes
These Buckwheat Zucchini Cupcakes are super moist, have an interesting texture and bounce, and are delicious — sort of like a fudgey chocolate mud-cake.
Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Blondies (vegan/gf)
Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Blondies that are gooey and sweet, loaded with salted dark chocolate, speckled with green, and so easy to make. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
Thank you so much for including me in this delicious zucchini round up! Now, off to the grocery to grab some 😉 Everything looks so delicious!
Jenn Sebestyen says
Thank you for your delicious recipe!
Becky Striepe says
Oh YUM! Thank you for including my Salt & Pepper Zoodles alongside so many delicious options! They all look ah-mazing!
Jenn Sebestyen says
Since my garden is usually overrun with the stuff by end of summer, I’m thankful for so many yummy options! Thanks, Becky!
So many yummy recipes, so little time! Thanks so much for including my pinwheels!
Jenn Sebestyen says
So true! Thanks, Dianne!