8 great ways to use Zucchini
What has more potassium than a banana, is a great source of fiber, folates, vitamin A and manganese and only has 25 calories? It’s the incredible zucchini. This versatile veggie is perfect for soups, side dishes, dinner, and even desert. It can be served raw in salads, fried, baked, steamed, boiled, or even stuffed. Zucchini is great chopped, grated, or even shredded. Here are eight of our favorite recipes featuring the incredible zucchini.
Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce. Zucchini can give your traditional Italian dishes a low carb twist. This zucchini pasta is a no-cook summery, creamy side dish or main course.
Stuffed Boats. If you’re looking for a fun way to use zucchini, try making a boat. Simply cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and fill the shells with your favorite veggies or meat. Here’s a great recipe using Italian sausage.
Spicy Zucchini Frittata. If you are trying to get your 5-9 servings of veggies a day, breakfast is the perfect place to start. Add zucchini to omelets, frittata’s and stratas. Here’s a spicy dish to start your day off with a kick.
Shaved Squash Salad with Sunflower Seeds. If simple is what you are after, this salad is ideal. Less than 10 ingredients and under 10 minutes makes this a quick, healthy lunch or dinner starter.
Raw Zucchini Crudo. Similar to salad, this raw dish is a quick and easy way to impress your friends and family. Feel free to change the herbs, spices, and cheeses to meet your specific taste buds.
Zucchini Pizza Bites. Pizza doesn’t typically fall under ‘low carb’, but with this recipe you can eat your pizza without the guilt. Be creative with your toppings to make this a pure pizza experience.
Noodleless Zucchini Lasagna Recipe. With all the flavor in this recipe you won’t even miss the noodles.
Turkey Zucchini Meatballs. If you’re looking for a sneaking way to add veggies into your kid’s diets (or yours) this is the recipe for you. You’re family won’t even notice the hidden zucchini.