9 Easy Zucchini Recipes We Can’t Stop Thinking About

Cyd Converse

As a kid I spent a lot of time with my grandmother during the summer months, with my hands in the dirt, smelling of sunscreen and her beloved Diet Coke.

My gram's vegetable gardens were a thing of beauty - overrunning with tomatoes, herbs, winter squashes, berries, and loads and loads of zucchini!

Next to a classic tomato sandwich with a smear of mayonnaise on the perfect, soft sourdough bread, I always wanted to eat everything zucchini.

My grandma seemded to have no shortage of delicious zucchini recipes up her sleeve. The chocolate zucchini muffins for breakfast were my favorite!

As an adult my palate has expanded and I love eating zucchini no matter the season, no matter how it's prepared. Grilled, baked or fried, I'll take it all.

I now grow my own zucchini each season and love experimenting with different ways to use the famed summer squash once my haul is plucked.

These easy zucchini recipes are true favorites - ones we can't stop making on repeat. Give them a try! Your summer dinner menu has never tasted better.

1. Zucchini and Hummus Pita Sandwiches Recipe

These zucchini and hummus pita sandwiches are perfect for lunch or an easy weeknight dinner, especially when the weather is hot in the summer months. They’re loaded with healthy vegetables and ready in just 30 minutes! I'll even prep the filling in advance at the beginning of the week for the easiest grab and go meals all week long. (It's also great served with eggs for breakfast, too!)

2. Zucchini Tater Tots Recipe

This easy and delicious recipe for homemade zucchini tater tots is such a great way to use up summer’s bounty of garden ripened zucchini. You can even make them with your kids for a fun and delicious activity together and they only have three main ingredients! The fresh summer flavor will blow you away and, yes, the kids really will love them even though they have green inside.

3. Greek Yogurt Chicken with Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Zesty zucchini noodles that are topped with the creamiest, herb-packed Greek yogurt and sun-dried tomato marinated chicken that you've ever tasted is essentially the perfect summer dinner. Fresh, bright, packed with protein and fresh veggies - what more could you ask for? A pile of zucchini noodles, deliciously roasted cherry tomatoes and a touch of parmesan equals total satisfaction. Something tells me you'll be making this one more than once.

4. Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe

This light and not-so-sweet lemon zucchini bread is topped with a lemony glaze making it, arguably, the most perfect zucchini bread recipe of all the zucchini bread recipes. I'm aware that those are big words, but I stand behind every one. The combination of the lemon and zucchini screams of summer and comes together in a bread that is as great for a light dessert as it is for breakfast.

5. Grilled Stuffed Zucchini with Shrimp Recipe

The zucchini boats we all know and love got a facelift with these grilled stuffed zucchini boats packed with cauliflower rice loaded with herbs and fresh citrus flavors. Everything is then topped with shrimp that has first been tossed in honey and cayenne pepper before being grilled to charred perfection. The honey caramelizes the shrimp ever so slightly creating one irresistible dish.

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