This delicious, mild summer squash tends to keep on giving once harvest season begins. Discover five fresh ways to make use of this garden favorite.
Zucchini-Lemon MuffinsWant to know a secret? Zucchini is so mild, it's the perfect veggie to sneak into your kids' meals. In this recipe, shredded zucchini is stirred into muffin batter, providing plenty of vitamins A & C without making a fuss. Grated lemon rind and a little sugar keep these muffins delightfully light, fresh, and irresistible.
Summer Squash FrittataThis dish is a wonderful way to cook using what you've already got on hand. Simply sauté garden-fresh zucchini, summer squash, and onions, then whisk in lightly beaten eggs and sour cream. The result is a light (yet substantial) and moist frittata that's chock full of healthy veggies. A sprinkling of fresh basil adds a hint of sweetness and a taste of summer with each bite. This frittata is fantastic warm or cold and can be served with tomato sauce or salsa.
Chilled Zucchini Soup with Fresh Vegetable SalsaCool off on hot summer days with a chilled soup made from coarsely chopped zucchini. This recipe gets a kick from purple and green onions and tang from creamy sour cream and buttermilk. Blended together, you have a cool, satisfying summer soup—garnish with fresh vegetable salsa for an extra burst of flavor.
Zucchini Casserole with Red-Pepper AioliCasseroles are a delicious way to enjoy a number of fresh vegetables, and this zucchini version is no different. Layer your sliced veggies with mozzarella cheese in a casserole dish and serve with crusty Italian bread drizzled with a sweet, tangy, and creamy red-pepper aioli. Bellissimo!
Ravioli with Roasted ZucchiniIn this dish, thin zucchini slices are roasted with spicy red chile flakes, salty Parmesan cheese, and pungent garlic until the flavors infuse every bite. This veggie mixture is then tossed with cheese ravioli, creating a super-light—yet unbelievably satisfying—summer pasta dish.