Zucchini, a mild, healthy vegetable staple in many gardens across the country can find its way into your kitchen this winter season.
Simple, nutritious, and dynamic, zucchini allows you to customize the vegetable into a delicious side dish to accompany any meal, or a main dish when you’re craving lighter summer fare. Get started with these five bright recipes.
1. Zucchini, Summer Squash, and Chicken Salad
This simple recipe allows you to incorporate lots of garden-taste produce into a protein-rich, nutrient-rich meal. Taking 20 minutes of hands-on time and 20 minutes to simmer, fresh garden-like flavors will arrive in no time. During the winter months, switch out summer squash with butternut squash for an in-season alternative.
2. Salmon Stuffed Zucchini
Salmon and zucchini are a match made in flavor heaven – not mention, they both are filled with important vitamins and minerals! Switch up the traditional salmon and zucchini pairing with this salmon stuffed zucchini recipe. A savory, slightly cheesy masterpiece that uses pre-cooked salmon to help you save time, this recipe is sure to be a winner on nights where you need an easy-prep healthy meal.
3. Vegan Zucchini Fritter
The vegan zucchini fritter provides a warm crunch that emulates a potato pancake or beloved hashbrown-round with a healthy twist. With a few simple household ingredients the grocery bill will leave a good taste in your mouth, too. For a delicious vegan breakfast using leftovers, buy some Impossible breakfast “sausage” patties for in-between two fritters and viola! you’ll have the perfect breakfast sandwich.
4. Mediterranean Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Quinoa
Another vegetarian recipe option that is packed full of mouth-watering, nutrient dense ingredients, these Mediterranean zucchini boats are sure to be a hit when you’re craving some lighter fare that reminds you of the Greek islands. With some added protein from the chickpeas and whole grain quinoa, these low-calorie boats will leave you nothing short of satisfied.
5. Lasagna Zucchini Boats
Lighten up a classic lasagna recipe with a zucchini boat twist! Keeping all the normal goodness while just swapping out the noodles, this recipe provides the comforting flavor while cutting down on calories and sneaking in an extra serving of vegetables. Find the dreamy zucchini lasagna recipe here.