One Zucchini Too Many

If you or any neighbors within a three-block radius have a zucchini plant, you’re no doubt experiencing an overabundance of summer squash in your pantry which turned from delightful to overwhelming about two weeks ago. All you need to reclaim your zucchini mojo is a little inspiration, and we think these recipes will make you once more pleased as pie to be cooking with this versatile vegetable.

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Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks

You don’t need a deep-fryer or tons of oil to treat yourself to some excellent veggie fries. Whole-grain breading and an egg white  binder make this delightful dish a healthful treat. (3 Guiding Stars)

Zucchini and Lemon Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa is an up-and-comer of the foodie world right now, and this simple, tangy pilaf is is perfect introduction to a fabulous pantry staple. What’s more: this recipe breaths new life into zucchini. (3 Guiding Stars)

Zucchini Pasta

Don’t be fooled by the name–this dish is more of a cold salad. The zucchini is cut to resemble pasta and acts as a bed for a mouthwatering combination of fresh tomatoes and basil. (2 Guiding Stars)

Zucchini Walnut Loaf

Vegetables alone aren’t enough to boost the nutritional value of a quickbread, but with whole wheat flour and creative sugar substitutes, this is a bread you can serve the kids for snack any day. (2 Guiding Stars)

Zucchini Hummus

Zucchini and hummus were made for one another. Dip raw zucchini in your favorite hummus, or, as in this recipe, use it to add a whole new dimension of flavor and texture to the hummus itself. (2 Guiding Stars)

Swiss Zucchini Pie

If you’re looking for a zucchini-based treat for a family gathering, this is your dish. Rich with potatoes, onions, and cheese, this zucchini pie will be gobbled up in a heartbeat. (1 Guiding Star)

Zucchini Boats

Zucchini proves its worth as a team-player in this simple Italian dish, strongly supporting a delicious blend of cheese, tomatoes and olives. (1 Guiding Star)