Favorite Zucchini Squash Recipes

It’s that time of year where if you have planted summer squashes like Zucchini or Courgette (depending on what country you reside in), you don’t know what to do with the bounty. This is where my Favorite Zucchini Squash Recipes come in. I love using this incredibly versatile veggie in so many different ways. Below, I hope to inspire you to try some variations and use up your gardens surplus! All of these recipes can be substituted with yellow Summer squash or the light green, Mexican variety of squash found in many markets.

collage of favorite zucchini recipes

My favorite dinnertime Zucchini squash recipes

Who doesn’t love a hearty, vegetable forward pasta? This one ticks all the boxes with a flavorful Cilantro Pesto with zucchini and corn for an added burst of flavor. This recipe has traditional Mexican flavors in a modern, delicious pasta perfect for weeknights, cookouts and brunches.

Cilantro Pesto Pasta with Zucchini
For an unexpected twist on your pasta rotation, try this Cilantro Pesto Pasta with Zucchini. The mouthwatering flavors of Cilantro (Coriander), roasted pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds), grilled corn and Mexican Cotija cheese shine in this very crave worthy pasta dish. The squash & corn compliment the flavors of the creamy cilantro pesto in this dish perfectly. This is a near perfect Meatless Monday recipe, perfect for your dinner rotation.
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This delicious Rosemary Lemon Rack of Lamb with roasted zucchini is a wow worthy meal for company or a Friday kickoff the weekend. You can grill or roast the lamb in the oven and is truly delicious. Add some quick cooking couscous to the mix and dinner can be ready in under 45 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights or weekends.

Rosemary Lemon Rack of Lamb with Couscous
This Rosemary Lemon Rack of Lamb with Couscous is a favorite of my family and friends. Rosemary and lemon compliment the Rack of Lamb beautifully and add a quick cooking couscous with roasted zucchini, onions, dill and feta? You have a restaurant quality dinner perfect for weeknights and Sunday dinner alike.
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I know Summer heat doesn’t make soup crave-worthy, but this soup freezes perfectly for the cool, Fall season.

10 Vegetable Soup
There is nothing better than a hearty 10 Vegetable Soup to feel warm on a cool day. This healthy soup is chockfull of vegetables in a light tomato accented broth. When I think of soup, Vegetable Soup doesn’t jump out at me. In fact it took me quite a while to work this soup recipe out. I really wanted a satisfying soup that was really healthy and with the maximum vegetable content.
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10 vegetable soup in bowl

Easy Zucchini side dishes

Grilled Balsamic vegetables are a Summer staple. Versatile and perfect for meal prep or snacking. And did I mention easy to prepare? I like to dip these perfectly grilled veggies in my Yogurt Dill Dressing!

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
Balsamic Grilled Vegetables are a staple in our house. This recipe can be made into so many quick weeknight meals. In this post, I’ve combined eggplant, zucchini, asparagus, and peppers. Today, I also added Asparagus to the grill for another recipe- Open Face Asparagus and Tomato Sandwich. You can grill Portabello mushrooms, Yellow Squash, thin sliced potatoes…anything that you like. Out of this combo, here are some recipes that you can make from a batch of Balsamic grilled vegetables. Don’t have a grill? Here’s an easy Balsamic Roasted Vegetables made in your oven.
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grilled vegetables

This side dish is perfect for dinner bowls, or an add on to simple roasted chicken or a fish side dish. And it comes together easily.

Oven Roasted Za’atar Zucchini
Earthy Oven Roasted Za’atar Zucchini is a perfect side dish for weekly dinners and for meal prep. I love making this in a large batch to add to my salads and bowls. It’s a complimentary vegetable for any protein that you might be baking, grilling or cooking in your skillet.
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za'atar zucchini in plate on try with napkin

Last, but certainly not least, Roasted Vegetable Quinoa with Feta. It ticks all the boxes for ease and flavor! Serve as a side or main dish.

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa with Feta
This pan Roasted Vegetable Quinoa with Feta was posted on Instagram stories last night and well, I have had several requests for the recipe so I thought I’d post it. This is one of those super easy, and perfect sides, with the all versatile Quinoa. It’s nutritious, protein rich, fiber loaded and packed with Vitamin B. It’s a true superfood!
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Versatile Zucchini lunches

Two, personal favorite lunch recipes using the Balsamic Grilled Vegetable recipe are shared below. A perfect grain salad and a perfectly, grilled veggie sandwich full of flavor. Perfect for an indoor grill or outdoors!

Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Grain Salad
Warm or cold this Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Grain Salad is the perfect meal prep dish and easy to make your own. I made today’s version with Farro but you can use Quinoa, Rice of any kind, Bulgur wheat and add the protein of choice. It’s filling, healthy and easy to pack away for lunch. I like to add grilled chicken and create a bowl with some extra Feta and cherry tomatoes.
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square size balsamic roasted vegetable grain salad with serving spoon
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Asiago and Pesto
I opt for my holy trinity…eggplant, zucchini and red peppers. The versatility is so amazing and I will start with this crave worthy sandwich…it’s a flavor dance partayy in your mouth.
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grilled sandwich

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