Zucchini in itself has a very subtle flavor, and might not be as exciting alone. But, when you flavor it in the right way, and either bake or cook it, it will be filled with flavors! And, you can also use zucchini in baked goods to make a moist texture and add nutrition to the recipe. Here is the ultimate guide to zucchini, with everything you need to know about the exciting vegetable and all you can use it for with recipes from the Food Monster App!

1. 5 Things You Never Thought You Could Make With Zucchini; One of Them is Cheese!

For those of us who love cooking with fresh vegetables, a trip to the farmers market is a recipe for trouble — delicious, plant-based trouble. When we find ourselves surrounded by an abundance of affordable, fresh produce, it’s too easy to walk away with a (reusable) bag-full of more than a week’s worth of produce. In summer, the lovely green summer squash otherwise known as zucchini is often the culprit in our “oops, I bought too much” farmers market trips. If this has ever happened to you, then you know that as soon as you return home, you’ve entered into a race against the clock to use your zucchini before it starts to go bad. Here are 5 Things You Never Thought You Could Make With Zucchini; One of Them is Cheese!

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2. 15 Ways to Use Zucchini, Summertime’s Most Versatile SquashSun-Dried Tomato and Zucchini Tarts [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

We love zucchinis because they are one of the most versatile culinary ingredients out there. Not only are they delicious when baked into different loaves of bread, but they can be incorporated into decadent desserts, become the vessels for savory stuffings, transform into raw spiralized noodles, and pack a powerful nutritional punch in every form. Check out 15 Ways to Use Zucchini, Summertime’s Most Versatile Squash!

3. Make the Best of Your Summer Squash With These Tips for Cooking With ZucchiniSummer Zoodle Glow Bowl

Summer is the time of year that people wonder what to do with all the zucchini they grew in their gardens. Oftentimes, the reason people feel they have too many zucchinis is that they’re not sure what to do with it. Many people think zucchini is bland, flavorless, and boring. Nothing could be further from the truth. Zucchini actually has a mild flavor and that means it goes well with everything. It also means that it will take on the flavors that you add to it. When you look at it that way, zucchini is not bland; rather, it is a blank canvas on which to create edible masterpieces. Make the Best of Your Summer Squash With These Tips for Cooking With Zucchini.

4. Don’t Let Summer End Without Trying These 20 Vegan Zucchini Recipes

It’s that time of year when people wonder what to do with all the zucchini that has taken over their gardens. Sometimes zucchini gets a bad rap for being boring, but it’s not true. They have a mild flavor that makes them perfect for pairing with any type of spice or flavor profile. They’re also healthy and offer vitamins A and C, magnesium, folate, protein, potassium, and fiber. Zucchinis are 95 percent water so they can keep you hydrated all summer. Don’t Let Summer End Without Trying These 20 Vegan Zucchini Recipes!

5. Try These 10 Recipes For Baked Goods Made Super-Moist With ZucchiniTry These 10 Recipes For Baked Goods Made Super-Moist With Zucchini

We all know that zucchini is delicious in savory dishes but did you know that it’s also a wonderful ingredient to use in baked goods? Baking with zucchini adds moistness that can reduce or eliminate the need for oil or butter. The yummy quick bread can be made with zucchini and other ingredients such as orange zest, chocolate, dried fruit, and warm spices. Try These 10 Recipes For Baked Goods Made Super-Moist With Zucchini!

6. It’s National Zucchini Day! Celebrate With These 15 Summer Recipes

Summer is when zucchini grows in abundance. Perhaps you have a garden filled with zucchini or you have a generous friend who shares his or her abundance with you. Well, lucky you! Zucchini, or “courgette” in French, is a type of summer squash. They have a mild flavor that makes them perfect for pairing with any type of spice or flavor profile. It’s National Zucchini Day! Celebrate With These 15 Summer Recipes.

7. 10 Zucchini-Filled Dishes for National Zucchini Day10 Zucchini-Filled Dishes for National Zucchini Day

Happy national zucchini day! This summer squash is readily available and in season now during the summer months. Zucchini is a great ingredient and so versatile for vegan meals and even for raw vegan dishes. There are several ways to use zucchini and your plant-based cooking, such as fritters, pasta, slaws, salads, lasagna, soup, muffins, bread, and even pudding. Are you ready to give a new recipe a whirl using fresh zucchini? Check out these 10 Zucchini-Filled Dishes for National Zucchini Day.

8. 10 Delicious Ways to Use All That Summer ZucchiniFunky Fresh Oil-Free Sauces to Splash Over Salads and Pasta

Every summer, I hear the same complaints from people: “I have so much zucchini, I don’t know what to do with it all,” “I’m so tired of zucchini,” “There is so much, I have to give it all away,” and the ultimate complaint, “I don’t even like zucchini. It has no taste.” I’m sorry, but I have no sympathy for anyone who bemoans their overabundance of zucchini. I wish I had a garden loaded with zucchini, and I wish whoever was giving them away would send them to me.

As for the people who don’t even like zucchini because they think it has no taste, well, I say think again. Here are 10 Delicious Ways to Use All That Summer Zucchini!

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9. 15 Recipes With The Hidden Benefits of ZucchiniVegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Brownies With Sweet Potato Frosting layered

Zucchini is a common summer squash with a high content of vitamin C, protein, and fiber. But did you know that this healthy vegetable can be used to make many delicious zucchini recipes? Spiralize it and make pasta, use it in your brownies, make flatbread out of it, and so much more! Check out these 15 Recipes With The Hidden Benefits of Zucchini!

10. 15 Sweet and Savory Vegan Zucchini Bread Recipes!Paleo Zucchini Bread

Zucchini breads are the perfect mix of ingredients that can be mixed and matched with different flavors, extracts, and seasonings. They’re hearty, filling and great to grab on the go or as a side dish after a light dinner. Dig into 15 Sweet and Savory Vegan Zucchini Bread Recipes!

11. OXO Good Grips Handheld Spiralizer, Green

Need a spiralizer? This OXO Good Grips Handheld Spiralizer, Green is pretty cool. It’s $14.99, and can be used to make the most amazing zoodles with all your favorite veggies! This Amazon User said “This tiny thing is an amazing addition to my kitchen. Received it today and the first thing I tried was to see if it works on potato yes it does a very nice job in making thin long spirals. Blade is sharp and the product is tiny but sturdy.”

Want to go for a picnic this summer? The Ultimate Guide To A Perfect Vegan Picnic with recipes from the Food Monster App!

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