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Need to use up some zucchini? Here are 5 recipes!


It’s the time of summer when a lot of people have more zucchini than they know what to do with. So, here’s a little roundup of the zucchini recipes I’ve blogged thus far.

1. Zucchini Bread


This is a basic zucchini bread recipe, but it calls for squeezing some of the liquid out of the zucchini, which helps prevent sogginess. And it’s from the people behind Cook’s Illustrated, so you know it’s good. 😉

2. Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Nom, nom, nom. This is some good stuff, and you should make a batch at least one time before zucchini season is over.

3. Zucchini Patties


These aren’t exactly healthy as-is, but you can pan-saute them if you prefer to use a little less oil (I posted a picture of the sauteed ones here.)

4. Zucchini Salad


This salad was quite a revelation to me because generally I don’t like to eat raw zucchini. But the dressing is really yummy, and so is the fresh basil.

Make some and maybe you’ll be a raw zucchini convert too!

5. Zucchini Bars with Penuche Frosting


The frosting on these is really the best part…so good.

You might also be interested in reading Cool Recipes for Hot Days, a post filled with recipes that will help to keep your kitchen cool in the dog days of summer.

Bonus Recipe:

This Hibachi Chicken and Shrimp uses zucchini! And it’s so delicious.

How to make Hibachi Chicken and Shrimp at home


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Monday 6th of August 2012

Thank goodness for this post. 2 home-grown courgettes/zucchinis arrived with 2 little pals today (play-date day). They are huge. I'm about to post them on FB. I had to photograph next to my DSLR case to get the perspective. I'll be busy in the kitchen tomorrow!


Monday 6th of August 2012

These zucchini bars look promising! I've had an amazing amount of zucchini from my two plants this year, and also zucchini and yellow squash from my CSA. I've made 7 loaves of chocolate zucchini bread (from the king arthur website) and stirred in all kinds of chips: chocolate, mini, white, peanut butter, as well as stuffed zucchini, zucchini oven fries, zucchini muffins, sauteed, fried zucchini, ratatouille....I'm running out of ideas and this will help!!

Jennie --

Sunday 5th of August 2012

Thank you for this. A lot of gardeners will thank you! I have never made the patties. I am going to try them. I have made cauliflower patties and happen to love them. Good idea.


Saturday 4th of August 2012

Stuffed zucchini is also really good! Halve the zucchinis and bake them in the oven with a filling of cheeses, egg, and bread crumbs.

Economies of kale

Saturday 4th of August 2012

Yum, zucchini is one of my absolute favourite veggies. I put it in everything: stir-fries, curries, fritters, burgers, soups, pasta bakes, lasagne, pizza and even chocolate zucchini cake! I'm so jealous that you guys in the US have so much zucchini that you have to find extra ways to use it up. It's the middle of winter here in Australia, so I will have to wait until the weather warms up and the zucchini prices go down. I can't wait to try those patties, and the salad looks interesting, I don't usually eat zucchini raw either.

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