10 Things to Do With Zucchini

by Ivory Soap

The season of zucchini abundance is upon us.  And just in case you’re getting tired of your usual recipes and storage methods, here’s 10 more to keep you creative.

1.  Make Daisy’s fabulous Zucchini Pie

2.  Make Deanna’s fast and easy Egg  in a Zucchini Basket

3.  Make Deanna’s Zucchini fritters

4.  Make Daisy’s Fried Squash

5.  Cut, blanch, and freeze for grain-free noodles or stirfry  (Use within four months for best flavor)

6.  Eat it raw on a salad.  My favorite Ruby Tuesday Salad: olives, lettuce, sunflower seeds, peas, shredded carrots, eggs, bacon, zucchini sticks

7.  Make zucchini pickles, fermented, fridge, or canned

8.  Dry slices in the oven or dehydrator

9.  Push it on your neighbors.

10. Throw it at your enemies.


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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary@Back to the Basics! June 6, 2012 at 5:28 am

I’ll definitely try the Zucchini Pie!

The Nerdy Farm Wife June 6, 2012 at 5:45 am

Great ideas! I especially love the last two. 🙂 I have some in my refrigerator right now I was trying to decide what to do with. (Gifted to me from my neighbors, of course!)

CC June 6, 2012 at 5:47 am

OMG! you forgot my favorite thing to do with zucchini. Make chocolate zucchini cake using this recipe: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Chocolate-Zucchini-Sheet-Cake. Also try canning Zucchini Relish with Ball’s canning for a few recipe:
http://extension.usu.edu/utah/files/uploads/Recipes-Cooking-Canning/Zucchini%20Relish.pdf. For the cake, I use 3 zucchinis and throw them in the blender with the wet ingredients. The cake freezes well and is not too sweet. The kids ask for this cake for their birthdays instead of the super sugary cakes and the tooth-aching icing. Love #9 and #10 on your list. Will definitely try those two ideas! Thanks for the great ideas. Love your posts!

Jelaine Zastrow June 7, 2012 at 6:23 am

Puree it and box or bag it and freeze it. Later use as you would milk or applesauce in baking. Works real well (less cals). Container it in ice cube trays or what ever like container you have to get smaller pieces and use as ice in smoothies or making quick jello.

Kay June 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

On #9, we’ve always found the “Ring and Run” method to be fun and effective!

Lindsay June 8, 2012 at 8:52 am

I’ve already made sliced squash/zucchini from my early stragglers, but since I managed to plant 30 squash plants (I’m pregnant, I blame it on temporary insanity), this list will come in handy. And zucchini fritters are one of my favorites, though that zucchini pie looks AMAZING.

Lindsay June 8, 2012 at 8:55 am

Another favorite of mine is to slice them 1/4-1/2 inch thick, slather with grapeseed oil (or heat tolerant oil of choice), lots of salt and pepper and grill them. Perfect on burgers or as a side.

Wynne June 15, 2012 at 6:26 am

I like ’em marinated and grilled, too. Another way is broiled in tomato sauce. Cut slices, par-cook them (steam 2-3 minutes), cover in tomato sauce, top with shredded cheese, broil until the cheese melts and browns and the sauce heats through.

Jean June 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm

We’ve made zuchinni latkes. Delicious. If one also drains some yogurt for a few hrs., add chopped herbs, etc., it’s a nice side.

I suppose one could go a bit wild with rhubarb compote too.

So you aren’t into making zuchinni muffins or loaf?

Ivory Soap June 20, 2012 at 6:16 am

I never think about dessert type things. MIL makes all that. It’s redundant for me, so it’s not on my radar. But Daisy does that kind of thing.

ajerome August 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I planted one zucchini seed and got a good start on a plant. Then my wife brought home a zucchini pony pack. Now we have piles of zuch. But, we just discovered how fond of zuch our chickens are, slice it into 1 inch disks and leave it around the yard. Next day, toss the rinds into the compost.

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