What's Cooking: Zucchini

Creative menu ideas with a top star of the vegetable garden.
ZucchiniWhats Cooking

Roll up your sleeves and dig into some of the best recipes of the season. Inspired by top-notch ingredients and practical techniques, we've put together menus and serving ideas for the food you want to cook right now.

It's time to get creative with zucchini. We've sautéed and grilled it endlessly, but it's still running riot in the garden. With a delicate, versatile flavor, this delicious vegetable is an easy addition to summer menus and, at this time of year, it can be quite a bargain at farmstands and markets. To make the most of the bounty, we've collected our best, most resourceful recipes. Zucchini and pine nut pancakes, anyone?

Meaty meals
In perfect harmony with pork, lamb or scallops for lunch and dinner.

Chili-Crusted Sea Scallops

Fajita Pork and Pasta

Lamb, Zucchini and Onion Kebabs

Meatless mains
The vegetable is the star in these light, summery dishes.

Farmer's Market Salad

Spaghetti, Artichoke Heart and Zucchini Frittata

Summer Vegetable Tart

Lots of sides
So delicious you'll want to keep these dishes in rotation all year long.

Feta-and-Veggie Stuffed Zucchini

Minted Zucchini-Cherry Tomato Sauté

Sautéed Zucchini and Mint

Sweet Curried Carrot and Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini and Pine Nut Pancakes

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Zucchini Sticks with Honey-Mustard Mayo

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