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From Garden to Plate: 11 Summer Zucchini Recipes

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Is your garden overflowing with zucchini? Or maybe your neighbor keeps bringing over zucchini, but tis the season for zucchini everything and everywhere! We’ve rounded up 11 delicious and nutritious recipes featuring zucchini in everything from sweet to savory. Make them before the season is over!

1. Vegetarian Tostadas

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Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

These vegetarian tostadas are packed with the best summer produce for a filling and fresh meal. The key to this satisfying vegetarian tostada recipe is two things: different flavors and textures in the filling and flavorful (but soooooo simple) creamy salsa on top.

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2. Mini Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

This zucchini chocolate chip muffins recipe is the perfect mix of nutritious ingredients and classic, bakery-style muffin texture! The chocolate chip zucchini muffins are light and fluffy – with a few nutritious ingredients thrown in there – and sweet mini chocolate chips for fun. 

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3. Summer Chicken and Vegetables

Summer Chicken Sauté is a healthy, easy chicken dinner recipe!
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This sautéed summer chicken and veggies is an easy and healthy chicken dinner recipe that highlights the best-of-summer produce and comes together in 20 minutes!

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4. Zucchini Noodles with Chicken Sausage

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Sharing all of the best tips for zucchini noodles that aren’t soggy, plus an easy way to serve them with a simple tomato sauce and chicken sausage.

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5. Grilled Zucchini

Plate with grilled vegetables and chimichurri
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Learn how to grill vegetables, they are so delicious warm, at room temperature, or even chilled! You won’t need any convincing to eat your vegetables with this one.

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6. Ground Turkey Tostadas with Zucchini

Three turkey tostadas with pickled red onions
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

These healthy ground turkey tostadas are loaded with flavor and ready in just 20 minutes, making them a perfect weeknight dinner. Crunchy tostada shells are topped with a layer of refried beans, turkey taco meat, queso fresco, and pickled red onions for a meal that’s made with just 5 ingredients and ready in 20 minutes.

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7. Zucchini Fritters

Photo Credit: Corrie Cooks.

You’ll love these zucchini fritters, a simple, tasty, and nutritious dish that could be your next kitchen masterpiece. Imagine the vibrant green zucchini transformed into crispy, golden-brown patties. 

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8. Zucchini and Ground Beef Stir Fry

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This ground beef and zucchini pasta stir fry is a truly delicious meal that can be enjoyed by the whole family and is naturally low in carbs.

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9. Instant Pot Buttery Lemon Chicken Pasta with Zucchini and Squash

Photo Credit: XOXO Bella.

Pasta with chicken and vegetables makes a delicious supper and you’ll find this Instant Pot pasta dinner simple to prepare. Along with the chicken, zucchini, squash and parmesan, you’ll need noodles, broth and seasonings.

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10. Ratatouille

Photo Credit: My Pure Plants.

This French summer vegetable stew is a quick and easy dish to make from colorful summer vegetables like fresh tomato, zucchini, eggplant, and bell pepper. It is naturally vegan and vegetarian.

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11. Air Fryer Zucchini

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Air fryer zucchini is a quick, simple, and wholesome side dish that requires no breading. The basic spices combination adds a lot of flavor to the zucchini.

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