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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 easy roasted zucchini recipe!
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.
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!
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!