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MISSADENINE
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7/3/12 12:25 P

Check out the zucchini fritters from Smitten Kitchen. I make them all the time with a combo of squash and zucchini. I also crush a few cloves of garlic in them and add a bit of parm or grana cheese. They are a big hit in my family. I love them for breakfast with eggs or as a side at dinner. She also has several other zucchini recipes, but I haven't tried them.

smittenkitchen.com/2011/08/zucchini-fritte
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I also like to slice zucchini and squash on a mandolin and layer them in lasagna instead of noodles. You can hardly tell it's not lasagna noodles, as it tastes just like normal lasagna.



SLEEPYDUCK
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7/2/12 9:10 P

Oh yeah! Got to try the hummus. We eat it once a week and have been looking for something new to try.

Thanks for all the ideas..



KDITTY
Posts: 69
7/2/12 4:08 P

How about Zucchini "Noodles"? They are pasta-like, especially when tossed with pesto! Here are the recipes that I like:

Basil Pesto: www.sicilean.com/2012/07/easy-basil-pesto.
html
Zucchini "Noodles": www.sicilean.com/2011/05/zucchini-ribbons-
with-lemon-vinaigrette.html

Enjoy!!



KAPELAKIN
Posts: 1,971
7/1/12 5:22 P

Zucchini crab cakes!

allrecipes.com/recipe/connies-zucchini-cra
b-cakes/


I also like to use it as a component in meatless fajitas (cauliflower, carrots, peppers, onions and zucchini all sauteed with Mexican spices and served with beans, rice and tortillas)

Grated, it is a great filler for meat loaf. My meatloaf is less than 50% meat thanks to zukes, carrots, onions, celery, tomato and oatmeal/breadcrumbs)



SNOOPY1960
Posts: 1,681
6/28/12 7:55 P

ZUCCHINI HUMMUS

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large zucchini, chopped
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons tahini
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt



Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic for 30 second, then add zucchini. Cook and stir until zucchini softens.

Place zucchini,chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, ground cumin, paprika, and salt in a food processor. Process until smooth




EQTPM1
Posts: 26
6/28/12 3:49 P

"baked" fried zuchinni is one of my favs



RIET69
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6/26/12 1:36 P

Sliced, covered with some black pepper and Parmesan cheese and baked in the oven. I like them not too soft.Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm



YUGIFOSTER
Posts: 179
6/25/12 4:49 P

I love it stir-fried even just by itself w/ a little oil or spray in a hot pan, or for a party I cut small ones in half, seed them and mix some goat cheese and herbs or add chopped/dry sundried tomatoes and roast them in the oven. Yum. I've also used them instead of noodles for lasagna (use a peeler to cut long thin strips), used the strips to roll up around goat cheese or cooked ricotta mixed w/chiles, onions, salt and pepper. I haven't yet tried a recipe I saw for zucchini spaghetti--julienned or shredded and mixed with a lemon, chive dressing (2 T lemon juices, 1/3 c minced chives, a bit of salt and 1 cup light cream)



JENMC14
Posts: 2,707
6/25/12 3:06 P

Roast it or use it in a stir fry. Do a quiche or casserole. Put it in pasta sauce. You can also use a vegetable peelers to slice it very thin, then saute it and use it like pasta. it's actually pretty good raw with some dip, too.



SUNRISE14
Posts: 5,216
6/25/12 11:52 A

Great topic ! emoticon I haven't done it yet but someone told me to slice it not real thick and spray pan with oil bake till soft then put shredded cheese on it till browned ! emoticon



EVIESMIMI
Posts: 8
6/25/12 7:31 A

This recipe for Zucchini Pepperoni Pizza is delicious...kinda addictive too
http://www.slenderkitchen.com/zucchini-p
epperoni-pizza/



SLEEPYDUCK
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Posts: 79
6/24/12 4:02 P

The recipe looks great. Thank you, I will be trying it!



ALLISONAZ
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6/24/12 2:16 P

Do you steam your squash? That's always been my favorite way of eating it. Also, here's a recipe for zucchini parm that's amazing: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=2718



SLEEPYDUCK
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Posts: 79
6/24/12 1:27 P

I have an over abundance of zucchini and yellow squash from my garden and am looking for new ways to prepare it!
I have the usual ways, grilling, sauté with tomatoes, stuffed and muffins/bread but I need some new ideas for preparing it.




 
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