7 Recipes That Reinvent The Way You Eat Zucchini

By this time of year, your garden or CSA bag is probably overflowing with summer squash. We searched the web for some great ways to use them up.

August 11, 2015
veggie burger
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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY FARING-WELL.COM

 

Veggie Burger  

 

Jessie Snyder of Faring Well sautés grated zucchini along with Carrots, mushrooms, garlic, and onions. Then she combines it all with oat flour and sunflower seeds, forms the mix into patties, and bakes them. She tops the nutty, vegetable-heavy burgers with Avocado, radicchio slaw, and a tangy mustard sauce.

 

Chocolate cake
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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY APT2BAKINGCO.COM

 

Chocolate Cake

 

Shredded zucchini gives this rich cake from Yossy Arefi of Apt 2B Baking Co. a great moist texture. Serve it with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

 

Zucchini with couscous
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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY BROOKLYNSUPPER.NET

 

Grain-Based Salad

 

Elizabeth Stark, of Brooklyn Supper  likes to sauté rounds of zucchini briefly with a little oil and salt. She then tosses them into Israeli couscous with some grapes, parsley, and shallots. Try it with Healthy Grains like rice, quinoa, freekeh, barley, or whatever you have in your pantry.

 

Socca and Zucchini Salad
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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY DOLLYANDOATMEAL.COM

 

Crêpes

 

Over at Dolly and Oatmeal, blogger Lindsey Love roasts zucchini with fresh tomatoes and serves the vegetables atop socca, thin Provençal crêpes made from chickpea flour.

 

Tomato Zucchini Frittata
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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY LOVEANDLEMONS.COM

 

Frittata

 

A frittata is the perfect fridge clean-out dish. It’s equally good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and you can just toss in whatever vegetables you have on hand. This recipe from Jeanine Donofrio of Love + Lemons uses zucchini, tomatoes, sweet potato greens, and a hefty pinch of smoky paprika.

 

Zucchini noodles with shrimp
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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY THEWOKSOFLIFE.COM

 

Flour-Free Noodles

 

Do as Bill Leung from The Woks of Life does and julienne zucchini, then toss them with bean noodles, soy sauce, spices, and sautéed shrimp.

 

Zucchini Corn Fritters
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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY FLOURISHINGFOODIE.COM

 

Fritters

 

Heather Hands of Flourishing Foodie combines grated zucchini with that other summer star, fresh corn, and turns them into cornmeal fritters. Serve them with a generous dollop of sour cream.

 

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