8 Inspired Ways to Use Zucchini

Happy National Zucchini Day! Did you know that the largest zucchini on record weighed a whopping 65 pounds? When  it comes to shopping for your zucchini, however, bigger doesn’t always mean better. In fact, the most flavorful zucchinis are generally small to medium-sized. For the gardeners out there, zucchini are just becoming ripe and ready for harvest! During a month when they are notoriously abundant, we’ve got you covered with 8 recipes featuring this versatile vegetable. From breakfast to desert, zucchini can be transformed into a wide variety of dishes including muffins, pastas, chips and more. Celebrate in style with these exciting and diverse recipes that prove zucchini never has to be boring!


1. Raw Power Zucchini Pasta with Hemp Seed Alfredo Sauce

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Break out the spiralizer and try this nutrient-rich raw “zoodle” dish! View full recipe

2. Banana Zucchini Oatmeal Cups

Perfect for breakfast or as an on-the-go snack, these oatmeal cups skip the oil and get their moisture from good ol’ zucchini and banana. View full recipe


3. Creamy Chili Sauce with Zucchini, Spinach, and Pasta
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This drool-worthy, oil-and dairy-free pasta has only 8 ingredients, making it easy, light, and extremely satisfying. View full recipe


4. Raw Sour Cream and Onion Zucchini Chips and Kale Chips

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Sour cream and onion fans everywhere will rejoice for this recipe, which puts a dairy-free twist on a binge-worthy favorite. View full recipe

5. Summer Zucchini Apps: Guac & Bruschetta

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Expecting guests? These recipes are perfect for a summer get together! Add zucchini to these two favorite summer apps to make an exciting new version of each. View full recipe

6. Carrot Zucchini Chickpea Fritters Vegan Recipe

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These savory fritters are packed with a blend of spices and can be topped with a creamy vegan taziki, or served as a sandwich patty! View full recipe

7. Vegan Zucchini Gratin

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A creamy cashew sauce turns zucchini into serious comfort food material in this warm zucchini gratin. View full recipe

8. Fried Zucchini Blossoms

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Don’t forget the blossoms! The beautiful, delicate zucchini blossoms are not only edible but delicious in this scrumptious recipe! View full recipe