Please don’t hate me for the sentence you’re about to read.
I don’t really like zucchini.
There. I said it!
As the summer weeks stretch on, I continue to feel like a bad foodie when I stumble upon dozens and dozens of zucchini recipes and don’t really bother to look at one of them. Give me a giant bowl of kale, piles of cucumbers, barrels of carrots, pounds of peppers, great big boatloads of lettuce and leafy greens—and I’ll happily eat it all. But zucchini? I think I’ll pass.
We never ate much zucchini growing up because, oddly enough, my mom gets a horrible stomach ache from it. She’s the only person I’ve ever met who cannot tolerate summer squash. For as bland and flavorless as they are, we’ve never been able to figure out what exactly causes the reaction, but suffice it to say that we never came close to eating zucchini when I was a kid, so that’s why I think I never developed a taste for it.
But don’t worry. Just because I don’t fall hook, line, and sinker for summer’s most bountiful backyard garden crop doesn’t mean you can’t! For all you zucchini lovers, I’ve rounded up 25 gluten-free zucchini recipes from across the web that will have you burning through your fridge-full of summer squash in no time. Enjoy!
(photo courtesy of Alyssa Rimmer)
Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread from Queen of Quinoa (pictured above)
Chocolate Zucchini Breakfast Bread from The Balanced Platter
Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread from Elana’s Pantry
Zucchini Almond Bread from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf from She Let Them Eat Cake
Zucchini Apple Spice Loaf from Healthful Pursuit
(photo courtesy of Sonnet Lauberth)
Raw Zucchini & Tomato Lasagna from In Sonnet’s Kitchen (pictured above)
Zucchini Pie with Cilantro, Cumin & Lime from The Balanced Platter
Zucchini Fettucini from The Spunky Coconut
Minty Chicken Zucchini Kabobs from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen
Herbed Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Buns from Queen of Quinoa
Thai Fish Curry with Garden Vegetables from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen
Lamb-Stuffed Eight Ball Squash or Zucchini from Tasty Eats at Home
Warm Pesto Shrimp Zucchini Pasta from Healthful Pursuit
Zucchini Noodles with Lime Arugula Pesto from Queen of Quinoa
Salads & Sides
Zucchini Almond Bake from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen
Sauteed Zucchini with Spinach & Basil Pesto from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Zucchini with Garlic from Simply Recipes
Zucchini Carpaccio from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Zucchini Caprese Salad from In Sonnet’s Kitchen
(photo courtesy of Maggie Savage)
More Fun Zucchini Recipes
Zucchini & Tahini Dip from She Let Them Eat Cake (pictured above)
Zucchini Rolls with Herbed Beans from Healthful Pursuit
Zucchini Pancakes from She Let Them Eat Cake
Zucchini Fritters from The Balanced Platter
Almond Flour Zucchini Sticks from Healthful Pursuit