We’re in the midst of summer and I’ve seen so many people looking for recipe ideas for their bounty of zucchini. This list is filled of some INCREDIBLE vegan dishes that offer creative and delicious ways to utilize a summer staple.
Now, your mind may be going straight to zoodles and zucchini bread. But this comprehensive list is here to show you the incredible variety of dishes possible with zucchini! I broke it down into sections to help y’all out: breakfast, entrees, lighter fare + sides, and sweet treats. Covers all the bases wouldn’t you say?
And of course, there are a ton of allergy-friendly recipes, sans gluten, soy, nuts, etc. So if you’re sensitive to any of those, there are definitely options here for you. 🙂 Have you made something awesome with zucchini that’s not on the list? Let me know in the comments!
“One of my all-time favorite breakfasts are these vegan chilaquiles rojos! Crispy strips of corn tortilla are coated in a guajillo-tomato salsa, tossed with a mixture of vegetables, and sprinkled with vegan queso cotija, and almond crema.”
Summer time means eating as much cold food as possible, and this year has been no different! But this time instead of my everyday green smoothie I thought I’d switch it up with this pretty, layered, Strawberry Peach Smoothie!
“These savory zucchini muffins are fluffy, filling, and packed with plant-based protein. The perfect way to sneak some veggies into your day!”
“This Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal recipe is a healthy and delicious way to sneak veggies in the morning! Super creamy, high in protein and the perfect thing to meal prep for an quick and easy breakfast throughout the week. Vegan + Gluten Free.”
Zucchini Corn Cakes with Green Tomato Relish + Sunflower Sour Cream make for a wonderful, savory, summer breakfast.
This creamy, iron-rich chocolate sesame smoothie has some delicious fruits and flavor, with a sneaky ingredient! (zucchini obviously 😉 )
“These Crispy Zucchini Tacos will impress you and your family or guests like crazy! Loaded with layers of flavour, so easy to make and topped with a dreamy lime crema!”
Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles are a fun and easy dish that is delicious, full of flavor, and healthy. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either!
“Cheesy White Pesto Zucchini Involtini. Because let’s be honest … nothing says I love you more than cheesy filled zucchini ribbons smothered in creamy pink alfredo sauce. Turn up the Frank Ocean playlist, pop a bottle of your favorite wine, and get ready to take date night in to a whole new level!!!”
This Curry Cauliflower Burrito is easy-to-make, filled with awesome flavors, and can even be frozen for weekly lunches!
“This Pad Thai Zucchini Noodles with Jackfruit Chicken is dressed with a sweet & savoury peanut dressing. The perfect lightened up meal thats ready in under 30 minutes and packed with summer vegetables.”
Chances are, you may have some basil on hand, too. Make this nut-free, pesto made with pepitas, drizzle it over zucchini ribbons and you’ve got a delicious dinner that’s easy-to-make and healthy.
“These delicious vegan jerk tofu rice bowls are loaded with vegetables and pair perfectly with our Jamaican rice and peas, for a flavor-loaded dish that’s great for meal prepping.”
Healthy and flavorful veggie skewers with protein-rich, marinated tempeh, make for the perfect summer, cookout meal!
“An easy-to-make fall vegetable pilaf that requires just 8 ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less! Zucchini, carrots, rice, and fall herbs, it is packed with nutrition, flavor and a whole lot of comfort!”
Grilled asparagus and sauteed mushrooms sit atop a bed of zucchini noodles covered in a creamy, pine nut sauce.
“Zucchini noodles combine with edamame, crunchy veggies, and a spicy peanut sauce to make this fresh, filling, and protein-packed salad!”
This Zucchini Risotto with Roasted Tomatoes screams summer! And is a great way to use some of that bounty of tomatoes. Dairy-free, ultra-comforting, and delicious.
“This is the perfect way to make use of the beautiful produce that is in season this summer. Zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, corn and so much more, this recipe is bursting with flavor and makes for the perfect appetizer or entree. Plus, this summer stew is ready in 30 minutes or less!”
This recipe for homemade Spinach Pappardelle with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce is intensely flavorful and pretty easy to make! Plus, it’s dairy-free and egg-free.
“Delicious Vegan Ricotta Zucchini Ravioli that you MUST try! High in protein, easy to make and packed with flavour. Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and oil free.”
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This BBQ Party Pack is a wonderful and easy way to get tasty veggies at your next Summer gathering!
“During the summer I probably make these calabacitas tacos once or twice a week. Tender zucchini, ripe tomatoes, sweet corn, and garlic stew together to make a satisfying, finger-licking taco.”
“A healthy and delicious Asparagus Zucchini Soup. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, oil free, paleo, whole 30 and meal prep friendly.”
A light recipe for Grilled Eggplant Spring Rolls, filled with crunchy zucchini, fresh herbs and more! Plus, a tasty peanut butter dipping sauce.
“These amazing Air Fryer Zucchini chips are the perfect treat, they are incredibly flavorful and addictive, the perfect way to use up summer’s bounty of zucchini. They are vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, and paleo.”
Love Lebanese dishes? Make this Kale Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad! I take the well-loved tabbouleh from a tasty appetizer, to a well-rounded meal.
“This Lemon Garlic Grilled Zucchini is a delicious, flavourful and bright spring or summer side dish perfect for grilling season!”
Grilled summer produce coated in BBQ sauce and stacked together with Smoky Almond cream make for an impressive and delicious summer appetizer.
Fresh summer produce is the star of this dish. With simple seasonings and execution, these wraps are great for any occasion!
“Soft, fluffy, Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins that taste just like rich chocolate cake! These easy-to-make dark chocolate zucchini muffin treats will satisfy all of your chocolate cravings.”
“This is the best vegan zucchini bread recipe you’ll find! Super soft, filled with spices, and you can never taste the zucchini. Absolutely delicious vegan, quick bread recipe that’s a hit with everyone!”
“Every one loves zucchini chocolate cake, but what about zucchini cinnamon cake? Vegan zucchini cake with lemon frosting is lightly sweet and summery, perfect for using that summer squash for dessert!”
I had so many requests for zucchini bread that I knew I couldn’t pass up on a fun version of it. And yes, I know it’s hot, but it’ll be worth it to have your oven on for an hour with Cherry Chocolate Zucchini Bread being the outcome.
HOLYYYY MOLYYYYY! Are you drooling yet? I certainly am. I hope you’re feeling inspired to tackle all that zucchini on your counter top, and make some delicious plant-based eats!
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