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20 Easy Summer Zucchini Recipes

20 Easy Summer Zucchini Recipes

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Zucchini is the ultimate summer vegetable. It’s easy to grow at home, and if you do, you’re usually stuck with way too many. And yes, there’s only so many times plain roasted zucchini tastes good as a side dish for dinner. Thankfully there are many ways to cook zucchini! These 20 easy summer zucchini recipes include grilling, baking, salads, snacks, appetizers, and more. Don’t let that beautiful summer bounty go to waste!

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1. Southwestern Zucchini Noodle Bowl

This bowl is made up of zoodles with black beans, charred corn, tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro vinaigrette. You will love this light and refreshing zucchini noodle recipe. Perfect for a light lunch or dinner!

Here is the recipe for this Zucchini Noodle Bowl.

2. Easy Zucchini Fritters

These easy zucchini fritters are a great way to use up all that summer zucchini. It’s such an easy recipe that makes for the perfect side to grilled meat, or a simple finger food lunch for the kids!

Here is the recipe for these Zucchini Fritters.

3. Healthy Zoodle Shrimp Scampi

Healthy shrimp scampi combines the classic flavors of the dish with simple swaps like using zoodles (zucchini noodles) instead of pasta for a lighter meal. This is one of my favorite healthy zucchini recipes to make in the summer!

Here is the recipe for this Zoodle Shrimp Scampi.

4. Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Not just another vegetable side dish: crispy baked parmesan zucchini fries are the best way to make this summer star. Serve with ranch or ketchup – it’s perfect for those picky little eaters, too!

Here is the recipe for these Parmesan Zucchini Fries.

5. Zucchini Tomato Bake

Add this healthy zucchini tomato casserole with garlic and parmesan to any meal with only 5 minutes of prep. Serve as a low-carb side dish or add cooked chicken for a 30 minute dinner. Yum!

Here is the recipe for this Zucchini Tomato Bake.

A large baking dish of healthy zucchini tomato bake.
Source: ifoodreal

6. Savory Zucchini Cheddar Quick Bread

Got a few zukes hanging around? This is a perfect way to use them! I LOVE savory bread, so this is definitely one of my favorite easy zucchini recipes on this list. It’s a nice change up from the usual chocolate chip zucchini bread.

Here is the recipe for this Zucchini Cheddar Bread.

7. Corn and Grilled Zucchini Salad

Easy grilled zucchini salad with charred corn, feta cheese and peppery arugula is a delicious, gluten free and vegetarian summer salad. With only a handful of ingredients, this salad is super easy to make.

Here is the recipe for this Corn and Zucchini Salad.

8. Healthy Zucchini Brownies

Excuse me for being a little repetitive with the zucchini bar thing, but I thought you might want to make these while you’ve still got all those giant zucchinis sitting in your garden. Because yes, zucchini is the secret ingredient in these brownies. Not only are they completely void of butter or oil, but they also contain both fruit and veggies and they can even be gluten free. You’re welcome!

Here is the recipe for these Zucchini Brownies.

9. Zucchini Noodle Salad With Bacon and Tomatoes

This cold zucchini noodle salad recipe is a delicious, healthy way to enjoy raw spiralized zucchini noodles. This easy zucchini noodle salad is perfect when you have common summer produce on hand, but have no idea what you’re making for lunch or dinner.

Here is the recipe for this Zucchini Noodle Salad.

10. Easy Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips

These easy oven-baked zucchini chips are easy to make and are thin, crispy, and irresistible. Talk about an easy and healthy snack – they’re a great alternative to potato chips. They’re oven-baked to crisp perfection!

Here is the recipe for these Zucchini Chips.

11. One Pot Spicy Thai Zoodles

One pot spicy Thai zoodles are the perfect healthy meal. Substitute zucchini noodles for pasta for only 162 calories per serving! This is a super easy recipe that you can make with just about any veggies you have in the fridge.

Here is the recipe for these Spicy Thai Zoodles.

12. Zucchini Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Use up some of that garden zucchini in a batch of these healthy zucchini oatmeal breakfast cookies. They’re perfect to tuck into lunch boxes. This recipe is made with 100% whole grains, naturally sweetened and gluten free (if using certified gf ingredients).

Here is the recipe for these Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies.

13. Grilled Zucchini Hummus Wrap

Fresh veggies are grilled to perfection and packed in this grilled zucchini hummus wrap. This simple vegetarian wrap has a handful of basic ingredients. This is the kind of meal that you can prepare in just a few minutes on a busy night or have for a quick lunch. Also, depending on the type of cheese and hummus you use you can switch up the flavors from time to time with little effort.

Here is the recipe for this Zucchini Hummus Wrap.

A closeup of two grilled zucchini hummus wraps stacked on top of each other.
Source: Maebells

14. Easy Zucchini Lasagna

Delicious, cheesy, and comforting zucchini lasagna! This low-carb recipe will give you ALL the feels of classic lasagna – but with less guilt by using zucchini noodles. Layers of garlic-y flavor, fresh basil, and so much cheesy goodness. This recipe is soo delicious you won’t even miss using pasta. This is one of my favorite easy zucchini recipes!

Here is the recipe for this Zucchini Lasagna.

15. Grilled Zucchini Hummus Roll-Ups

These grilled zucchini rolls are the ultimate summertime appetizers or snacks. Fill them with hummus and roasted peppers for fantastic flavor. They’re only 43 calories each!

Here is the recipe for these Zucchini Hummus Roll-Ups.

16. Chicken Chow Mein Zoodles

Chicken chow mein zoodles are the perfect easy and healthy 30 minute one-pan stir-fry meal. Best of all, it’s packed with fresh vegetables, lo mein style zucchini noodles and a flavorful authentic sauce – SO much better than takeout!

Here is the recipe for these Chicken Chow Mein Zoodles.

17. Roasted Zucchini

You’ve made all the zucchini recipes. Then you look in your refrigerator and OMG THERE IS STILL SO MUCH ZUCCHINI. Time to bake this easyroasted zucchini recipe!

Here is the recipe for this Roasted Zucchini.

A large plate of roasted zucchini spears.
Source: Well Plated

18. Lemon Garlic Chicken Zoodles

This 1-pan skillet is easy, healthy, and delicious… what more could you want? With only a handful of ingredients, this easy dinner only takes about 30 minutes to make.

Here is the recipe for these Lemon Garlic Chicken Zoodles.

A large bowl of delicious lemon garlic chicken zoodles.
Source: The Iron You

19. Cheesy Zucchini Quiche

Meatless Monday anyone? This cheesy zucchini quiche is super simple to make and perfect for any meal of the day. If you don’t have any quiche lovers in your home, you certainly will after this one! 

Here is the recipe for this Cheesy Zucchini Quiche.

A large cheesy zucchini quiche right out of the oven.
Source: Jo Cooks

20. Grilled Zucchini Salad With Melon and Prosciutto

A simple grilled zucchini salad made with juicy melon, prosciutto and toasted pine nuts. With a zingy vinaigrette dressing this salad is so refreshing and light, and couldn’t be easier to put together!

Here is the recipe for this Grilled Zucchini Salad.