Zucchini is a wonderful, delicious and versatile vegetable that is cheap and available all summer long. It’s also one of the most underestimated vegetables in the world. It’s not too savory, which might the reason why it is underestimated, but we believe that this makes so versatile. Today we have for you, aside from some healthy and delicious vegan recipes, 10 smashing zucchini recipes that will make you fall in love with this humble vegetable. We’ve included the link to each recipe in the headline, so go ahead and check the recipe out and take notes. Go to your farmers’ market to make sure you buy fresh zucchinis and enjoy yourself while cooking!
No zucchini recipe list is complete without the classic and delicious zucchini bread. This recipe comes from the Betty Crocker website, which tells us that it is definitely going to be amazing. Serve it with jam or milk in the evening while on the porch and have the complete summer food experience.
Zucchini butters are made by grating the vegetable and slow cooking it for up to an hour. This recipe calls for 30 minutes, but you could cook it longer, just make sure it doesn’t stick. Also, you can add some fresh dill towards the cooking process and a bit of fresh garlic, to give it an extra kick. You can even can this butter, for the cold winter days when fresh zucchinis are a rarity.
Good God! Even writing the words garlic lemon parmesan oven roasted zucchini makes my mouth water. The lemon is there to completely rise the zucchini out of its anonymity, the garlic is there because it’s the zucchini’s best friend. And the zucchini… well, it’s crisp and ready for you to enjoy it.
This recipe comes from Gordon Ramsay and it’s simple, yet delicious. Get the best ricotta you can get your hands on and toast the pine nuts just right. This food is quite lavish and you’ll impress anyone you’ll serve it to. Get really young zucchinis, because the older ones will have seeds and you don’t want those in your thin slices.
One of the most smashing zucchini recipes out there is this one. Stuffing zucchinis with vegetables is the best way to cook a zucchini. For a vegan option, use nutritional yeast instead of cheese or try some vegan cheese if you really want the cheese experience. Serve it with some heirloom tomato salad and you’re good to go!
Yes, zucchini flowers aren’t only eatable, but they’re also delicious. If you manage to get a hold of a few zucchini flowers, wash them gently, stuff them and lightly fry them. This recipe is simple and really delicious. Make sure you place the roasted stuffed flowers on paper towels after you remove them from the oil, to drain the excess oil.
If you’ve never thought of making a zucchini-only salad, then read this recipe and go ahead and do it, because it is smashing. The thing that gives this salad the kick it needs is the mustard powder. Pair it with a couple of chilies and forget about zucchini salads being boring. Make sure you don’t make it too spicy for your own taste.
This is not a simple recipe, we won’t lie to you, but if you manage to make it, you will enjoy it and it will become a favorite, we guarantee you. Be extra careful with the egg yolks and make sure you choose young zucchinis. This one comes from Jamie Oliver, the man who uses more olive oil than the entire Italy.
The great thing about this recipe is that it is completely raw! It required no stove and no cooking, so you won’t be getting hot in the kitchen on a hot summer day. It’s refreshing and very easy to make. You will need a peeler that will make noodles out of your zucchini, but if you don’t have it, you can use a vegetable peeler and use the thin slices as noodles.
Roasted garlic is an amazing thing and adding it in a zucchini soup is an amazing idea. In fact, add it in almost any soup and it will transform it into something great! If you’re planning to make a vegetable soup, roast the vegetables just a bit in a bit of olive oil and your taste buds will thank you for it!
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