There's always an abundance of zucchini in the summertime here in Ontario. Instead of making the same few dishes, why not try some of these easy zucchini recipes?
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 spiralizer, or shred them to add it to a pasta sauce. But if want zucchini to be the star of the show, check out these easy recipes.
Five Easy Zucchini Recipes
These zucchini sticks are a little lighter and healthier than the traditional ones encased in batter and deep-fried. The flavor of the zucchini really shines, enhanced by wine, mustard, and tarragon.
Fun and flavourful zoodles combined with pesto, fresh or roasted vegetables, pine nuts and creamy cheese.
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.
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!
Flavourful, subtly spiced, fluffy savoury zucchini corn pancakes that are perfect for any meal of the day.
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.
- 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.