There is a lot of green in my life, these days. The garden is growing and thriving for the most part, but I have way more zucchini and cucumbers than I know what to do with. This weekend my sister-in-law and I shredded and sliced zucchini and then par boiled it so we could freeze it for future use. And yet freezing the zucchini doesn’t change the fact that I need to eventually cook it, and in more than a few basic ways if I don’t want my family to get weary of seeing it on their plate. Knowing this I set off to search the internet for some unusual zucchini recipes. Since I figured that I may not be the only person suffering with a surplus of zucchini I decided to share those recipes with you.
But before I go down the yellow brick road of zucchini recipes let me share some tips and images from my garden.
While everything is growing well without the use of any insecticide or fungicide, I didn’t make my rows quite as wide as I should have. Walking down the rows without stepping on a leaf, squash, vine or beet is very difficult. Tip #1: Remember to make the garden rows wider than 8 inches next year. Yeah I know…you wouldn’t think you would have to tell me this, but evidently I had to learn the hard way.
Love how the squash hold their bright yellow blooms, but next year I will plant more butternut and fewer summer squash. Tip #2: Summer squash requires a lot of time to preserve in order to eat it later. Butternut, on the other hand, is simply picked and left to rest in a basket until you are ready to eat it.
And now the zucchini dish line-up. Keep in mind that more than likely you can substitute any summer squash for zucchini, in these recipes.
24 Zucchini Recipes
1. Zucchini Bars from – Allrecipes
2. Zucchini Bars with Browned Butter Frosting from Betty Crocker
3. Zucchini Fudge Cake from Five Heart Home
4. Zucchini Parmesan Crisps from Food Network
5. Paleo Zucchini Noodles from The Clothes Make the Girl
6. Baked Zucchini Fries from Pinch of Yum
7. Garden Zucchini Biscuits from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen
8. Zucchini Noodles with Pesto from Two Peas and Their Pod
9. Lemon Zucchini Bread from Lil Luna
10. Pineapple Zucchini Bread from Recipe Girl
11. Spicy Zucchini Soup from Taste of Home
12. Zucchini Potato Fritters from Chef in You
13. Mason Jar Zucchini Pasta Salad with Avocado Spinach Dressing from Sugar Free Mom
14. Zucchini Bake with Feta and Thyme from Kalyn’s Kitchen
15. Curry Grilled Zucchini Roll Ups from Edible Perspective
16. Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread from Mom on Timeout
17. Blueberry Zucchini Bread from Intimate Weddings
18. Salt and Pepper Zucchini Chips from Frugal Living Mom
19. Clean Thai Zucchini Meatballs from iFood Real
20. Cheesy Zucchini Rice from Buns in My Oven
21. Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Muffin from Yellow Bliss Road
22. Spicy Zucchini Frittata from Whole Living
23. Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats from SkinnyTaste
24. Black Bean Zucchini Burgers from Produce on Parade