If you grew too much zucchini this year – or bought too many at the farmers’ market (hand-raised), here are 10 healthy, easy zucchini recipes for you to try before fall sets in.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my latest zucchini dessert experiment was a #fail. So…while I’ve got you covered with the easy savory zucchini recipes, I’ve included a few sweet zucchini recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers who are much better at baking than I am ;). Enjoy!
For a definitive guide to zucchini noodles, check out this post for everything you need to know.
Banh-Mi Inspired Bowls with Zucchini Noodles
Prep-ahead bánh mì inspired bowls, Loveleaf-style ✌🏻(read: ditched the bread + added lots of veggies). With zucchini noodles, my go-to dairy-free pesto, and (freezable!) baked turkey zucchini meatballs.
Gluten-free zucchini fritters! If you like goat cheese (I do!), you’ll love these easy fritters. Serve them as a main dish with your favorite sauce or as a side to grilled protein + veg for an end-of-summer meal.
Paleo Zucchini Bread
I love this easy, healthy paleo zucchini bread! Made with simple, recognizable ingredients and relatively low in sugar for a dessert. While the recipe says the chocolate chips are optional… I think they’re a must.
Turkey Zucchini Meatballs
I make these turkey zucchini meatballs almost 1x per week… and not only in the summer. They’re the perfect prep-ahead protein for salads, grain bowls, pesto zucchini noodles, bánh mì inspired bowls, etc. So easy and flavorful.
Black Bean Zucchini Bowls with Chipotle-Tahini Sauce
I make some version of these black bean zucchini bowls almost every week in the summer. Made with black beans and quinoa (a plant-based protein power combo) and a creamy, dairy-free chipotle-tahini sauce these bowls are super satisfying and affordable to make.
Banana Zucchini Oatmeal Cups
Dessert for breakfast! As someone who prefers sweet over savory for breakfast, these zucchini muffin cups are a dream come true because: sneaky veggies. Sweetened with banana and a little maple syrup, these are also naturally gluten-free.
Healthy Chicken Parmesan
This recipe is so easy and satisfying. If you’re gluten-free, simply use gluten-free breadcrumbs. If you’re dairy-free, this is my favorite dairy-free mozzarella cheese. If you’re new to zucchini noodles, here’s my guide to making zucchini noodles or use store-bought to make the recipe even faster.
I think the photo says it all. These are the best zucchini brownies – and they’re gluten-free and paleo too! Made with tahini (don’t knock it until you try it), so you know these have a special place in my heart.
My go-to taco recipe with chipotle-tahini sauce! In the summer, I make these with zucchini (of course) and in the winter, I make these with winter squash instead. You can’t go wrong.
Lemony Spiralized Zucchini Salad
If you love lemon and garlic, this salad is for you. It’s so easy to make and satisfying in all the right ways: healthy, crunchy, flavorful, and light… but substantial enough to be a full meal when paired with your favorite protein (I like grilled chicken or tofu!).
These feel-good zucchini muffins are one of my favorite zucchini recipes. Sweetened with dates (!) and pure maple syrup, these muffins are also gluten-free which means only one thing… dessert for breakfast.
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