Alright, so for those of you who have successfully grown zucchini, you know you can end up with a lot of it! Or perhaps you’ve seen absolutely HUGE zucchinis at the farmers market! Often time people wonder what in the world they can do with this highly prolific plant! However, I am here to share with you that there are seriously ENDLESS things to do with zucchini! I literally can’t ever seem to grow enough or keep enough around!
After reading this post, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that there can never be enough zucchini around!
What to do with zucchini in your kitchen?
- Cut them into disks and sauté them – you can add to stirfry’s, pastas, nourish bowls or even salads!
- Make zucchini chips: chop them in thin slices, drizzle with olive oil, and top with sea salt and nutritional yeast. Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through or make a breaded version with this recipe
- Make zucchini noodles (aka “zoodles – pictured right) – you can use a grater, however I find it best to do it with a spiralizer (you can buy this gadget from most kitchen stores). You can use them in replacement to pasta noodles or do half and half zoodles/noodles
- Grill them on the BBQ or make into veggie kababs with other veg like mushrooms, peppers, and onion
- You can actually eat zucchini flowers! They taste great fried up with a touch of oil and added to pastas or salads. This recipe is a great way to incorporate them.
- My most favourite way: chop them up into disks, place them in a bag or container, and pop them in the freezer! Then you can go on and add them to smoothies (pictured left). I like to think of them as “healthy ice”! I promise they will make your smoothie thick and creamy, without needing to add tons and tons of bananas or other really sweet fruit!
- Shred it up (I use a cheese grater) and made zucchini bread, blondies, (pictured below) or muffins!
- Chop into small disk size pieces, and then quarters and add to omelettes (I especially love them in chickpea omelettes)
- Make zucchini fritters
- Blend them into a nice creamy zucchini soup
In all honesty, I could have kept going on and on! I hope after reading this you’re inspired to welcome lots and lots of zucchini into your kitchen 🙂