Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. When it comes to late summer gardeners are looking for as many zucchini recipes as they can find and we've got over 25 of them to share with you!
If you're a gardener then you know there's two harvesting seasons: zucchini season and then everything else! We joke of course but zucchinis can be a very prolific squash when they get going!
Fortunately, they're also incredibly delicious and versatile! Zucchini have a very mild flavour which means that they go with almost anything and they're easy to add to a wide range of dishes to pack in some extra veggie servings.
They're great in stews and sauces. They make cakes, cookies, brownies and breads extra moist. They can make an easy low carb swap for noodles and pastas. Pair them up with other seasonal produce to make fritters and crispy bites. Use them as a pizza topping, bake them with cheese, the list is only limited by your imagination!
Zucchinis come in yellow and green varieties and pairing them together can make for a colourful dish, especially tossed with some other colourful veggies. You can eat zucchini raw or cooked.
And, if you've got more zucchini than you really know what to do with, grate it up and freeze it in 2 cup serving sizes, which is what most recipes will call for. That way you'll always have some in the freezer for a quick and easy side dish or as the beginnings of a tasty weeknight meal.
But if you need help staying inspired, here's 30 zucchini recipe ideas - they'll get you through a whole month's worth of summer's most prolific squash!
1. Lemony Ricotta Pasta With Zucchini And Arugula
A perfect light pasta dish, this Lemony Ricotta Pasta with Zucchini and Arugula by Pina Bresciani is a delightful blend of flavours for summer.
2. Zucchini Bread
This wouldn't be a zucchini recipe collection without a recipe for Zucchini Bread! (in fact, there are several variations as you scroll through). This recipe is from Sara's Baking Blog and she says it's her family's favourite zucchini bread so you that's one that's worth a try!
3. Shredded Zucchini and Feta Sauté
Got a lot of extra zucchini? Shred it and freeze it! It makes for a super quick weeknight side dish. Food Meanderings has created this dish Shredded Zucchini Feta Sauté dish that you can make with either fresh or frozen shredded zucchini!
4. Peach Zucchini Salad with Sage Blue Cheese and Citrus Espresso Vinaigrette
5. GUNKAN MAKIS DE TOFU, BASILIC ET ZUCCHINIS
Do a different take on sushi by using zucchini! Michelle Rousseau has created these fun Gunkan Makis de Tofu, Basilic et Zucchinis (recipe is in French) that are perfect for vegetarian dining.
6. Corn and Zucchini Fritters
Zucchini and corn are in season together and usually both pretty abundant so they make a great culinary team! Try Krista Ettles Corn and Zucchini Fritters! (you can also make them ahead and freeze them for a quick evening meal)
7. Zucchini Taco Bake
A low carb take on a taco bake! Sneaky Mommies and has pulled together this cheesy Zucchini Taco Bake - it's a great way to get some extra veggies on the table with no fuss!
8. Baked Parmesan Zucchini Crisps
by Mangia Bedda
These cheesy crispy bites are going to disappear before you know it! Try Mangia Bedda's Baked Parmesan Zucchini Crisps (nobody will even guess they're baked) for a delicious appetizer or snack!
9. Zucchini and Prosciutto Pizza
Mix up rounds of yellow and green zucchini with some prosciutto to make the colourful homemade Zucchini and Prosciutto Pizza from Cooking in My Genes.
10 Italian Sautéed Onion and Zucchini Rounds
by She Loves Biscotti
One of the easiest ways in the world to cook zucchini is to simply slice it into rounds and sauté it! It takes a few minutes and you're done. Take it to the next level with a little extra flavour by making She Loves Biscotti's Italian Sautéed Onion and Zucchini Rounds. You can even make it a full meal by adding a couple of eggs!
11. Chipotle Turkey Mushroom Zucchini Boats
One of our favourite zucchini recipes is our Chipotle Turkey Mushroom Zucchini Boats - they're a whole meal and covered in gooey cheese making them easy to get past picky eaters - they'll just think it tastes great!
12. Chocolate Zucchini and Raisin Bundt Cake
The zucchini in this Chocolate Zucchini Raisin Bundt Cake makes for an extra moist chocolate cake and it's another great way to use up grated zucchini!
More Zucchini Recipes
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