Of all the summer fruits and vegetables, zucchini has to be one of the most versatile. From griddle cakes to spiralized noodles, muffins, loaves, salads and more, it stars in some of our all-time favourite recipes (and if you haven't tried the chocolate-zucchini muffin yet, put that at the top of your to-do list). Find a zucchini recipe to try tonight in the gallery below:
Make the most of that zucchini haul with these decadent (and easy!) double-chocolate treats. One of our editors makes these every summer—for a while, they were the only zucchini recipe her kids would eat. Get our Chocolate-Zucchini Muffins recipe.(Photo: Erik Putz)
Halloumi cheese is a great addition to a vegetable kebab, but needs a little extra attention on the barbecue. Make sure your grill is really hot, clean and lightly oiled before you begin and turn the skewers frequently to keep the cheese from sticking. Get our Cherry Tomato, Zucchini And Halloumi Skewers With Pesto Drizzle recipe.(Recipes and food styling by Eshun Mott; produced by Aimee Nishitoba; photography by Christie Vuong; prop styling by Madeleine Johari)
Loaded with soba noodles, this easy dinner bowl is a healthy way to cap off the day. Get this togarashi shrimp and spiralized zucchini bowl recipe.Photo, Erik Putz.
The savoury seasonal fruit helps balance out the sweetness in the bread batter. Get this ultimate zucchini muffins recipe.Photo, Erik Putz.
Preserved fresh zucchini is a zesty topper you can use on salads and sandwiches. Get this pickled zucchini recipe.Photo, Roberto Caruso.
Lightly seasoned with Dijon, honey, dill and white wine vinegar, this salmon, served on an orzo-zucchini salad, packs a flavourful punch. Get this salmon fillets with zucchini orzo recipe.Photo, Roberto Caruso.
This ultimate zucchini loaf is, well, ultimate on its own, but stir in a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg or ground cloves for a hint of warm spice to elevate it to the next level. Get this zucchini loaf recipe.Photo, Erik Putz.
Ditch the potatoes for these little fried delights. These fritters are a great way to start your mornings off on a veggie-packed note. Get this zucchini and carrot fritters recipe.Photo, Sian Richards.
Pumpkin seed pesto and spiralized zucchini noodles dress up this simple summer pasta. Get this pappardelle and zucchini pasta recipe.Photo, Erik Putz.
Panko-parmesan crusted zucchini rounds make a perfect appetizer, especially when paired with a creamy dip. Get this zucchini parmesan crisps recipe.Photo, Erik Putz.
The texture of zucchini makes it a perfect substitute for pasta. Plus, a quick fresh pesto means you can be healthy without sacrificing flavour. Get this pesto and zucchini noodles pasta recipe.Photo, Erik Putz.
Pear, arugula, goat cheese and grilled zucchini are topped with a honey vinaigrette for a delicious combination of flavours that will dress up any meal. Get this zucchini-pear salad recipe.Photo, Erik Putz.
Quick, easy and super delicious, puff pastry appetizers are the best way to start a party — whether it’s a family barbecue or a Friday night with friends. Get this tomato-zucchini vegetable tarts recipe.Photo, Roberto Caruso.
One of our simplest summer salads: All you have to do is grill halloumi and zucchini, then toss together with chickpeas, herbs and a light vinaigrette. Get this grilled halloumi, zucchini and chickpea salad recipe.Photo, Roberto Caruso.
A savoury snack, lunch or appetizer, these boats are filled with herbs, tomatoes, feta and panko to give it a golden crisp under the broiler. Get this sicilian zucchini boats recipe.Photo, Erik Putz.
Too hot to cook? Let your slow cooker whip up this summertime favourite (your kitchen will stay cool and so will you). Get this slow-cooker zucchini and artichoke summer lasagna recipe.Photo, Roberto Caruso.
Throw some vegetables on othe grill and whip up this Italian-style rustic salad. Here we’ve used eggplant, peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. Get this panzanella salad recipe.Photo, Erik Putz.
Take pizza night on a global tasting tour, starting with this hearty vegetarian recipe. Get the recipe for our Indian-inspired pizza with zucchini and chickpeas.Photo, Roberto Caruso.
Perfect for a barbecue, your guests will love these light and delicious tacos that pack a lot of flavour. For a vegetarian version, substitute fish with tofu. Get this halibut and zuccini soft tacos recipe.
Skip spaghetti night this week for a new family-favourite. Spicy mayo adds zip, carrots bring the crunch, and building your own? It's a whole lot of fun. Get this pork and zucchini meatballs in lettuce cups recipe.Photo, Erik Putz.
Golden, crispy cakes that are a delicious side for dinner, lunch or a savoury mid-day brunch. Get this golden zucchini-feta cakes recipe.Photo, John Cullen.
Fresh zucchini and crispy bell peppers makes this colourful dish a healthy and satisfying meal. Top with freshly shaved parmesan and serve. Get this fresh pepper and zucchini pasta recipe.Photo, Michael Graydon.
Make vegetable “pasta”: Peel ribbons of raw zucchini with a vegetable peeler. Sauté with oil and garlic until just tender. Top with pasta sauce of your choice and sprinkle with grated parmesan.Photo, Erik Putz.
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