Zucchini Galore: 12 Easy & Delicious Recipes

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

There's always a surplus of zucchini in the summertime -- here are 12 delicious ways to use it up.

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    Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    This double chocolate zucchini bread has a deep chocolate flavor from unsweetened cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate chips, yet it's not so sweet that it tastes like dessert.

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    Zucchini Fritters with Feta and Dill

    These zucchini pancakes are as light and delicate as can be. I like them best as a light vegetarian meal or mezze with tzatziki and a Greek salad, but they're also delicious as a side to any Mediterranean-style fish, chicken or lamb dish.

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    Sautéed Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

    This side dish of crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions sautéed in olive oil is one of those dishes where the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts. Pair it with grilled salmon and orzo for a light and easy weeknight meal.

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    Creamy Zucchini, Walnut and Dill Soup

    This silky puréed soup is surprisingly healthy: there's no heavy cream or dairy in it, just a handful of toasted walnuts to thicken it up. It can be served hot or cold.

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    Zucchini Muffins with Chocolate Chips

    With two bowls and a muffin tin, you can whip up these muffins in just 35 minutes. What’s more, kids love them and they’re a great way to sneak in a little extra protein and vegetables.

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    Zucchini with Feta, Walnuts and Dill

    Raw zucchini is wonderful when sliced very thin, carpaccio-thin. In this recipe it’s topped with feta, dill, and walnuts for a Greek spin, but it would be equally delicious with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, basil, and pine nuts.

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    Zucchini-Basil Pistou

    Pistou, Provence’s version of pesto, is traditionally made with olive oil, garlic and basil but this version adapted from Chef Thomas Keller also incorporates zucchini. It’s great on toast, eggs and grilled fish — but it’s so delicious, you’ll want to eat it solo with a spoon.

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    Zucchini “Noodles” with Pesto & Pine Nuts

    Zucchini masquerading as noodles with a garlicky pesto sauce... what could be better? Peeling the zucchini into wide ribbons and discarding the seeds makes it less watery and creates more surface area for the sauce to coat, almost like pasta.

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    Zucchini Bread

    Kids love this quick bread because it tastes absolutely nothing like zucchini. But for the teeny-tiny green flecks, you would never even know a vegetable is involved.

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    Zucchini and Cheddar Frittata

    This is my kind of frittata: delicate and creamy, almost like a crustless quiche. The key is squeezing as much water as possible out of the zucchini and baking it at a low temperature.

  11. Ratatouille


    Ratatouille is a bright and chunky summer vegetable stew that hails from Provence, a region in the south of France near the Mediterranean Sea known for its bounty of sun-ripened produce. Serve it alongside roasted or grilled meats and fish.

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    Corn, Zucchini & Tomatoes with Goat Cheese

    The genius in this dish is the goat cheese: it adds loads of flavor and creaminess, making this the perfect side to jazz up any simple grilled chicken, salmon, or steak entree.

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