Dinner Ideas With: Zucchini

If you are following along on my Instagram account, you will see me trying to get creative with all the pantry/kitchen staples that many of us have stocked up on for our Covid-19 isolation period.

We shopped, we stocked, now what? Zucchini is a vegetable that many of us plant in our gardens…and, wow! Do they grow! I have scrolled through some of my favourite recipes to give you some inspiration and ideas to use up some of this amazing veg.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is the new Banana Bread. I love this recipe by PaleoGrubs.com

Noodle-less Lasagna. Swap out your lasagna noodles for Zucchini Noodles! I didn’t even cook them first. Simply slice a zucchini into long, thin strips, slather on your ricotta cheese and other lasagna filling, and roll up. Stand each roll upright in a dish, fill in all the gaps with sauce, and bake until noodles are soft.

Zoodles, or sprialized zucchini noodles are so much fun! Once spiralized, steam or sautee the noodles until soft. They don’t take very long to cook. Serve with your favourite pasta sauce.

Baked Zucchini “fries” make a great side dish in place of potato fries. Simply quarter a zucchini lengthwise, roll in almond milk, then roll in a mixture of shredded coconut, sea salt, chili powder, or cajun spice. Bake at 400F until coating is crispy and golden.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins are a hit in my house. Once you sprinkle anything with chocolate chips, the kids (and sometimes husband) forget about the zucchini hiding inside. This recipe is by Pinch of Yum.

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