20 Ways to Use Zucchini from the HLB Community

Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up, and this week we’re celebrating summertime bounty with 20 ways to use zucchini from the HLB community!

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Find an appropriate recipe from your blog archives to fit the theme and add to the collection. Or be inspired to create a new theme-friendly dish worth posting about before next Wednesday. 
Each week we feature 20 fantastic recipes from our HLB Members [learn how to become a Member here: HLB Membership How-To] giving even more exposure to some of the best content you’ve shared from your own kitchen. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Gardens, farmers markets, and groceries stores are overloadith with summer squash these days! Celebrate the summer bounty with 20 #BlogHealthy approved zucchini recipes from the HLB Community!

Baked Zucchini Fritters from The Almond Eater // These baked zucchini fritters are SO easy to make and require just 4 ingredients. They’re made in the oven and come together in about 30 minutes. The best part is that they’re gluten free and paleo, and a great make-ahead recipe! 

Zucchini Pasta with Chicken and Pistachios from Melissa Joulwan’s Well Fed // This recipe is an homage to the pasta recipes that show up on food magazine covers in the spring. You know the ones: They feature a bowl of pasta flecked with herbs and golden chicken—and smiling, painfully chic people gathered around a picnic table on a hillside, all bathed in dappled sunlight. It makes you want to immediately pack a bag and buy a ridiculously expensive last-minute ticket to Tuscany. I’m here to remind you of a few key points: (a) Plan your trips more deliberately than that; (b) You are equally as stunning as those people; and (c) This recipe is a mini vacation anytime you need it.

Cheese and Zucchini Pinwheels from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen // Vegan Cheese & Zucchini Pinwheels are the perfect appetizer…terrific for dinner parties or anytime you feel like having a fancy snack! This recipe is super easy to make using just a few ingredients. Zucchini pinwheels are gluten-free and dairy-free.

Zucchini Pancakes from Tara Rochford Nutrition // Zucchini Pancakes – A traditional fluffy pancake recipe with a touch of fresh zucchini for a nutritional boost and a fun way to use up summer produce. 

Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti Salad from Sinful Nutrition // Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti Salad Recipe — A quick & easy, healthy side dish for summer potlucks or cookouts!

Kid-Friendly Zucchini Tots from Amee’s Savory Dish // A kid-friendly recipe for zucchini tots, a healthy variation of tater tots and cheese sticks. Recipe from the Natural Baby Food cookbook.

Zucchini and Ricotta White Pizza from The Healthy Maven // Change up your pizza night with this zucchini and ricotta pizza. We think we need tomato sauce, but you really don’t! This combo will definitely change your mind for your next pizza night or easy weeknight dinner recipe.

Vegetarian Greek Lentil Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Sinful Nutrition hosted over at Jessica Levinson // These Vegetarian Greek Lentil Stuffed Zucchini Boats are the ultimate meatless dinner idea to use up that end of summer produce.

Zucchini Oat Bars from The Lean Green Bean // These high fiber Zucchini Oat Bars are naturally sweetened with dates. Top them with peanut butter for a quick, kid-friendly breakfast or snack!

Charred Lemon Zucchini from Savory Spin // Light and tasty, this gluten free, low carb, pan-charred lemon zucchini pairs well with Sprouts pre-marinated Citrus Herb Chicken, and makes a quick and tasty week night dinner.

Tuscan Seasoned Summer Squash with Spaghetti and Feta from Relishments // I also love this recipe because, in addition to the overabundance of squash and zucchini, the other ingredients – seasoning, salt, feta cheese and pasta – are easy to keep on hand for when you need them.  Feta can last for weeks or months in the refrigerator and I always have a large container on hand in the summer.  And though fresh herbs are more readily available in the summer, I still find myself regularly reaching for bottles like Simply Organic’s Tuscan Seasoning because they’re reliable, easy and fast.

Single Serving Zucchini Bread from Foodie Fiasco // This zucchini bread is the perfect dessert or snack, but it’s also a completely acceptable breakfast. Just sayin’.

Simple Zucchini Breakfast Bowl with Herbed Breadcrumbs from Heather’s Dish // The point is this: I really have no excuse to eat like crap anymore because this meal is phenomenal and comes together so fast. Plus it’s really satisfying, which is hard to find in most breakfast recipes. So here’s to making healthier eating a thing before January hits!

Chocolate Chai Zucchini Muffins from Healthy Delicious // Do you ever get a recipe idea in your head that you just can’t shake? That’s how I felt about these chocolate chai zucchini muffins – once I dreamed up the idea, I couldn’t stop thinking about them! Chocolate and chai are delicious together and I had a feeling that they’d make an especially delicious treat when added to zucchini muffins.

Cold Summer Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad from Food Faith Fitness // This Cold Summer Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad is an easy, healthy side dish loaded with smoky grilled corn, blueberries and fresh basil! Perfect for summer potlucks and only 140 calories!

Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini Boats from FoodFash // And since I’m always stuffing zucchini into meat dishes, why not change it up and stuff meat into a zucchini dish? And that’s how this recipe was born.

Easy Zucchini Basil Soup from Veggie Quest // this savory soup tastes great with all kinds of mix-ins and toppings, so you can easily make it your own. It’s also good hot or cold, perfect for the steamy dog days of August—or cool nights, if you’re lucky enough to get a few. In fact, you may just want to make a double batch—it has a way of disappearing from the fridge!

Zesty Zucchini Fries from Adventures in Weight Loss, Cooking, and Life // I’ll warn you now: These are seriously delicious. I chowed down on the entire plateful in mere minutes. They couldn’t be much simpler to make, either.

Vegan Black Bean Meatballs with Zoodles and Marinara from Nutriciously // These meatless black bean meatballs are so chewy and satiating! In combination with crunchy zoodles and warm marinara sauce, it’s the perfect healthy Italian comfort meal.

Zucchini Chips from P.S. Wish You Were Here // One thing I would suggest if you are going to make these, is to eat soon after you take them out of the oven. The longer you wait, the more soft & less crispy they get. 

20 Zucchini Recipes from the HLB Community

Now it’s time for you to add your dishes to the recipe collection!  Find a recipe on your blog that fits this week’s theme and leave a comment with a link to your post below.  We’ll share any posts you share to our social media schedule next week to help #PromoteYourBlog and share your favorite content.

If you don’t have a recipe to fit this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

Please limit yourself to 2 recipes per blogger. If you enjoy our weekly roundups, we’d love if you shared about Recipe Wednesdays with your blends and followers! We are so excited to try your zucchini recipes!


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