If you’ve got a load of fresh zucchini and you don’t know what to do with it, you’re in luck. There are a number of unique dishes you can make with the squash, so you don’t have to feel like you’re eating the same thing over and over again. Sautéed zucchini is great, but it sure can get boring.
To switch things up, try one of these 10 recipes for all your fresh zucchini you’ve got on hand.
1. Poached Eggs Over Zucchini Noodles
This zucchini dish can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Zucchini can be spiralized or shaved into ribbons, and it’s topped with a poached egg, asparagus, avocado, and basil spinach pesto.
Recipe: Kale Me Maybe
2. Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats
Make a deconstructed burrito, but instead of putting it with a tortilla, fill it up in one of your fresh zucchinis. This version is filled with brown rice, black beans, salsa, veggies, and of course, cheddar cheese and jalapeños.
Recipe: Making Thyme For Health
3. Baked Parmesan Zucchini
Preparing zucchini doesn’t have to be complicated. Just slice up the veggie, drizzle on some olive oil, sprinkle your favorite herbs, and top with Parmesan. Stick it into the oven, and you’ve got a perfect summer appetizer.
Recipe: Damn Delicious
4. Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai
This vegetarian pad thai is made with brown rice noodles and spiralized zucchini, and it’s filled with a number of other vegetables, making it a healthier alternative to take out.
Recipe: Pinch of Yum
5. Lemon Zucchini Bread
If you’ve never tried zucchini bread, you might want to start now. This sweet version is flavored with lemon and topped with a glaze, and it tastes great with a cup of tea or as an after-dinner dessert.
Recipe: Lil’ Luna
6. Grilled Zucchini Hummus Wrap
Grilled zucchini tastes great in a sandwich, and this vegetarian wrap is fresh, light and perfect for a warm day. The veggie is wrapped in a tortilla and combined with hummus, white cheddar cheese, kale, onions and tomatoes for a sandwich that tastes gourmet.
7. Zucchini Rice
You may have had zucchini noodles, but now you can also have zucchini rice. Just shred some zucchini and mix it in with some black beans, corn, lime, cilantro and butter for a Southwestern-style entree.
Recipe: Damn Delicious
8. Spicy Zucchini Soup
If you’ve got an abundance of zucchini, this soup is for you. You can make a big batch and serve to the whole family, or you can freeze some for later. The jalapeño chile adds a spicy kick, and the soup is filled with fresh herbs for added flavor.
Recipe: Simply Recipes
9. Quinoa Patties With Zucchini And Feta Cheese
Replace those burgers with a vegetable-filled quinoa patty. These heart-healthy patties are filled with quinoa, zucchini, eggs, feta, tomatoes and more, and they are perfect as a salad topping or paired with a hamburger bun.
Recipe: Lavender and Macarons
10. Cranberry Zucchini Slaw
If you’re a coleslaw fan, you’ll want to try this cranberry zucchini slaw filled with veggies, nuts and berries. You can use a spiralizer or a grater to make this tasty salad, and it’s a great side dish for picnic.
Recipe: Inside BruCrew Life