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 zucchini filled dishes below.
1. Sundried Tomato Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Corn, Beans and Spinach
Use a spiralizer to make zucchini into noodles for this sun-dried tomato pesto dish. You will also need cannellini beans, olive oil, salt, pepper and pine nuts.
2. Zucchini and Corn Veggie Burgers
These burgers are packed with nutrient-rich veggies and plenty of flavor. You might not even need to add a bun or any toppings, but rather enjoy these plain or over a bed of lettuce.
3. Spiralized Veggies, Zucchini & Kale Apple Slaw
Bust out the spiralizer again for this recipe, which calls for kale, apple slices, zucchini slices, raisins, almonds and a vinaigrette made from olive oil, red wine vinegar, sherry vinegar, Dijon vinaigrette and lemon.
4. Raw Zucchini Wraps
These raw zucchini wraps are a great way to eat a low calorie, gluten-free and healthy snack packed with nutrients. Choose any raw veggies you like such as tomatoes, pepper and cucumber, then wrap inside zucchini ribbons.
5. Fettuccine Alfredo With Zucchini Pasta & Cauliflower Sauce
Who needs milk and butter to make Alfredo sauce when you can use cauliflower, cashews and nutritional yeast? It may sound strange to combine those ingredients, but the three are a perfect balance for making dairy-free, creamy sauces.
6. Zucchini Fritters with Lemon Basil Cashew Cream
For this recipe, the flaxseeds, water, chickpea flour and arrowroot powder all bind the fritters together. Serve with a cashew cream made with lemon, basil and Dijon mustard.
7. Roasted Pepper Zucchini Pasta Pasta
This zucchini pasta recipe is a great example of how combining plants can create an amazing, flavorful taste, no fake ingredients, excess salt, oil or sauces needed. Cherry tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, arugula, and toasted pinenuts come together for a delicious, healthy meal.
8. Flourless Tofu-Zucchini Muffins
You only need seven ingredients to make these muffins – firm tofu, tahini, soymilk, curcuma, zucchini, red bell pepper, and salt. These are light muffins that are perfect for brunch or even a light dinner.
9. Nearly Fat Free Vegan Chocolate Pudding
If you are trying to sneak more vegetables into your meals, this vegan chocolate pudding is a great choice. Along with the sweet ingredients such as vanilla almond milk, pure vanilla flavor, dates and cocoa, there is also zucchini and steamed Japanese sweet potatoes in there.
10. Miso Green Tea and Ginger Zucchini Noodle Soup with Tofu
You have have drank green tea, but how about using it for soup? To begin, boil water, then once boiling, remove from heat and add in the teabags. Let them steep for three to four minutes then remove them.
Lead image source: Spiralized Veggies, Zucchini & Kale Apple Slaw