Gardens around the world are in full swing and in the midst of their season. Talking with gardeners, one common grown “vegetable” or botonical berry grown across the globe. Perhaps my thoughts are best summarized in a quote:
“Buy a neighbor lady fresh zucchini and she will be grateful. But, teach a neighbor lady to gardener and all the neighborhood will be grateful and eat zucchini!”
Along with its familiarity, are the vast culinary ideas for zucchini.
What is your favorite way to eat zucchini? As odd as it sounds, in all the years we have grown it, we tried raw within most recent years and LOVE it! It was always just taught and became”habit” to eat cucumbers raw and heat or cook the green and golden zucchini.
However you choose to eat zucchini, I hope this list of ideas blesses you with at least one new use AND enjoyment for zucchini.
~And 50 of our favorite ways to eat it~
- Fresh. (Optional~sprinkle with Salt.) Eat.
- Dice and add to your dishes and sauces. Whether it’s spaghetti sauce, hash browns, soups or stews; zucchini is a delicious addition. (Remember you can add fresh, dried, or even dry it and powder it for winter use and add it to your broths for just about any dish!)
- Sauteed. A great side, seasoned with garlic is our favorite way.
- Pan fry. Whether battered, seasoned or warmed with butter, it’s great!
- Grilled. So good!
- Baked. Slice in half, place on cookie sheet, season and bake- many options to take this further. Some down on the list a bit.
- Zucchini chips (dehydrate & season- ranch is a favorite here)
- Shakes. Sounds crazy, right? Actually my kids LOVE zucchini shakes. It is delicious! Look for my recipe soon!
- Zucchini Bread
- Zucchini Bread (sour cream recipe)
- Chocolate zucchini bread
- Nutty chocolate chip zucchini bread
- Zucchini Muffins.
- Blueberry Zucchini Muffins.
- Zucchini pancakes
- Zucchini Waffles
- Zucchini Cornbread
- Zucchini Parmesan
- Zucchini Skillet
- Zucchini Fries (Panko crumbs)
- Zucchini Mozzarella sticks
- Zucchini Fritters
- Zucchini Pesto
- Stuffed Zucchini Meatballs
- Zucchini meatballs
- Spaghetti salad w/ zucchini
- Zucchini Soup
- Zucchini Pizza
- Zucchini Pizza Bites
- Zucchini Butter
- Zoodles (Pasta replacement in recipe)
- Zucchini noodles (homemade pasta w/ zucchini)
- Turkey zucchini meatballs
- Tuscan grilled Zucchini (summer squash medley side dish)
- Sesame Chicken & Zucchini stir fry
- Zucchini taco bakes
- Zucchini Gratin
- Zucchini Lasagna
- Zucchini Boats (sausage)
- Zucchini sheet cake w/ cream cheese frosting
- Zucchini Cobbler
- Zucchini Brownies
- Zucchini cake w/ frosting recipe
- Chocolate zucchini cake
- Zucchini nut sandwich cookies
- Chocolate chip zucchini muffins
- Zucchini Espresso cake
- Zucchini coffee cake
- Lemon zucchini cake
However you choose to cook these beauties, enjoy.
Can’t pick one? Start with our favorite zucchini brownies with chocolate frosting.