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Easy ways to use zucchini

There’s always an abundance of fresh zucchini in the summertime here in Ontario. Instead of making the same few dishes, why not try some of these easy zucchini recipes?

Easy zucchini recipe roundup

What do you do when you have an abundance of zucchini? You can sneak some into a chocolate zucchini bread (I’ve made this one and it’s delicious!), create zucchini noodles using a , or shred them to add to a pasta sauce. But if you want zucchini to be the star of the show, check out these easy recipes.

Five Easy Zucchini Recipes

French Farmhouse Grilled Zucchini Sticks
These zucchini sticks are a little lighter and healthier than the traditional ones encased in batter and deep-fried. The flavour of the zucchini really shines, enhanced by wine, mustard, and tarragon.
Check out this recipe
A white bowl with zucchini noodles, tomatoes and pesto
Zucchini Noodles with Lemon Balm Pesto
Fun and flavourful zoodles combined with pesto, fresh or roasted vegetables, pine nuts and creamy cheese.
Check out this recipe
Zucchini Burger With Sriracha & Pancetta
Zucchini Burgers with Sriracha & Pancetta is a great addition to the burger rotation this BBQ season. Shredded zucchini patties diced bell pepper, Panko breadcrumbs and a nice hit of Sriracha sauce.
Check out this recipe
A stack of 3 zucchini fritters
Zucchini Fritters (Italian Style with Mozzarella)
These Italian Zucchini Fritters with mozzarella and lots of herbs are simple to make and great tasting. If you are looking for healthy summer recipes for dinner, these zucchini cakes are for you!
Check out this recipe
3 zucchini corn pancakes with sour cream on top
Zucchini Corn Savoury Pancakes with Spicy Vegan Sour Cream.
Flavourful, subtly spiced, fluffy savoury zucchini corn pancakes that are perfect for any meal of the day.
Check out this recipe
What is zucchini?

Zucchini is a summer squash that you will often find with a dark green or yellow skin. They are plentiful here in Ontario during the summer and early months from July to about the end of September. These delicate vegetables can be eaten in its entirety cooked or raw. If you choose to eat the skin it is best to get organic as pesticides can often remain on the skin even after washing.

What are the health benefits of zucchini?

– Antioxidants from manganese, vitamin C, plus lutein and zeaxanthin
– Contains B vitamins (folate, B6, B1, B2, B3, and choline)
– 2.5 grams of dietary fibre per cup

While not as rich in some of the more widely-publicized antioxidants like beta-carotene, summer squash is a very strong source of other key antioxidant nutrients, including the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. Since the skin of this food is particularly antioxidant-rich, it’s worth leaving the skin intact and purchasing organic summer squash to help avoid potential unwanted contaminants.

World’s Healthiest Foods
USDA National Nutrient Database

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  1. Yum! I have been eating zucchs like they’re going out of style (or season!). Love this selection. Those fritters look pretty interesting. I usually stick with zoodles because I use my spiralizer as a stress reliever haha

  2. I just posted on my personal page the other day about my search for yummy ways to use summer squash / zucchini. This. My friend. Is glorious! <3

  3. You can never have too many zucchini recipes…especially this time of year. There are some great ones on this list to try for sure. Love the sound of the zucchini burger.

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