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28 Perfect Summertime Zucchini Recipes

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Zucchini season is here, and you’ll LOVE these incredible 28 zucchini recipes! From main dishes, to savory, to canning, and sides, you’ll find an incredible zucchini recipes here that your family will love.

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

fried zucchini slices on a wooden plate.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

Make amazing Air Fryer Zucchini Chips for your family with this simple recipe! A crunchy coating of panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese makes these healthier fried zucchini chips poppable and irresistible.

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Mediterranean Zucchini Spaghetti

a plate with spaghetti, zucchini, and basil.
Photo credit: Parsley and Parm

Zucchini spaghetti is DELISH! Especially when it’s tossed with lots of Mediterranean yum…sundried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and artichoke hearts. Add some basil, garlic, and mizithra cheese, top it off with garlicky toasted breadcrumbs, and we’ve got a hearty Mediterranean side dish that’ll be the star of any meal!

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Zucchini Relish

a bowl of zucchini relish.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

A simple and easy recipe for canning homemade Zucchini Relish. This tangy squash relish recipe is perfect for anyone new to canning. Enjoy it on burgers, hot dogs, or in potato salad.

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Zucchini Corn Fritters

a white plate with zucchini and corn fritters.
Photo credit: Debra Klein

Zucchini Corn Fritters scream fresh summer produce. They’re vegan, gluten-free, easy to make and taste incredible! The perfect summer side dish for all the BBQs, or serve them for breakfast, as an appetizer or a light dinner.

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Grilled Zucchini

grilled zucchini on a plate with lemon.
Get the recipe: Chew Out Loud

Grilled zucchini is the best way to enjoy zucchini all summer long, even into fall. It’s incredibly healthy, tasty, and takes just minutes to make.

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Italian Ratatouille

a skillet with ratatouille.
Photo credit: Sense & Edibility

This is the Italian version of a French Provincial dish.

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Air Fryer Zucchini

sliced grilled zucchini on a plate.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

Once you taste Air Fryer Zucchini, you’ll never make it any other way! Deliciously tender and perfectly roasted, zucchini in the air fryer is a simple and speedy side dish.

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Greek Zucchini Fritters

a plate of zucchini fritters with a bowl of sauce.
Photo credit: Delicious Little Bites

Kolokithokeftedes, also referred to as Greek zucchini fritters or zucchini balls, are a delicious appetizer, snack, side or addition to a Greek mezze platter. Made with fresh ingredients like zucchini, mint, scallions and feta cheese, it’s impossible to just eat one – especially when dipped into creamy tzatziki!

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Zucchini Pesto Pasta Salad

a white dish with zucchini pasta salad topped with tomatoes.
Photo credit: Delicious Little Bites

This Pesto Pasta Salad recipe is made with spiralized zucchini, fresh mozzarella, summer sausage, peppadews and pesto. It’s the perfect side dish for summer and fits nicely into low carb, keto and gluten free diets.

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Zucchini Risotto

a white bowl of zucchini risotto.
Photo credit: Zardy Plants

Creamy Zucchini Risotto is super flavorful and easy to make. This easy entrée or side is loaded with fresh vegetables and beautiful flavor.

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Zucchini Stew

a white bowl with zucchini stew.
Photo credit: You Say Potatoes

Make the most of seasonal zucchini in this easy, smokey, Zucchini Stew. This nourishing 1 pot dish is ready in just 30 minutes. Enjoy as a vegetarian main dish, or as a vegetable side dish.

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Penne With Zucchini

a white bowl of penne with zucchini.
Photo credit: The Herbeevore

This penne with zucchini recipe is a bright fresh plant-based pasta, tossed in a simple sauce with olive oil, garlic, and herbs. A delicious main course or side dish that is ready with just 30 minutes of cooking time.

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Zucchini and Bacon Quiche

3 slices of quiche on white plates.
Photo credit: The Healthy Epicurean

This dish features an all-butter flaky crust with a crispy bacon and zucchini-loaded filling, topped with white cheddar cheese. The quiche filling is flavored with Dijon mustard which takes it to the next level.

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Zucchini Tomato Tart

a pastry tart with sliced zucchini and tomatoes.
Photo credit: Our Happy Mess

This rustic zucchini tomato tart is filled with creamy whipped feta, sweet cherry tomatoes and zucchini, and lots of herbs. It’s a perfect summer appetizer, lunch or light dinner!

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Grilled Zucchini With Yoghurt Sauce

grilled zucchini on a white plate
Photo credit: It’s Not Complicated Recipes

This easy Grilled Zucchini with Yoghurt Sauce evokes the bright, sunny flavours of summer. Zucchini slices are cooked on a chargrill pan until tender, then placed on a simple sauce of yoghurt, lemon and mint.

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Zucchini Slice

squares of zucchini slice on a wooden board.
Photo credit: Maple + Mango

Zucchini Slice! Looking for a delicious, savory zucchini recipe? Then look no further! This classic Aussie dish is easy to make, incredibly yummy and super versatile too. Perfect for breakfast, popped into a lunchbox or served alongside a salad for a simple dinner.

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Sauteed Shrimp With Zucchini

a black bowl with sauteed shrimp and cubes of zucchini.
Photo credit: Delightful Plate

This sautéed shrimp with zucchini showcases natural sweetness of shrimps and zucchini. The addition of garlic and lemon juice makes the dish flavorful and delicious. It is a quick and easy one-pan meal for busy days.

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Zucchini Mushroom Chicken

a white bowl of sliced zucchini, mushrooms, and chicken.
Photo credit: Oh My Food Recipes

Do you have a lot of zucchini from your garden and don’t know what to make? Let’s try out this tasty and simple panda express style zucchini mushroom chicken stir fry dish.

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Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini

stuffed zucchini in a bowl of broth.
Photo credit: Plant Based Folk

Lebanese stuffed zucchini is known as kousa mahshi. This is my Lebanese family’s recipe. Each zucchini is filled with spiced vegetables, toasted pine nuts and rice cooked in a delicious tomato broth. Suitable for vegan/vegetarian diet.

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Zucchini Quiche With Feta and Mint

a quiche with sliced zucchini.
Photo credit: A Baking Journey

Perfect Summer dish, this delicious Zucchini Quiche with Feta and Mint can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even dinner. It is a great recipe to make for a party or bring to an outdoor gathering!

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Zucchini Soup With Arugula

a bowl of zucchini soup topped with hashbrowns.
Photo credit: The Tasty Chilli

This arugula zucchini soup is healthy, light and easy to make. Adding peppery arugula leaves gives this zucchini soup a delicious burst of flavour. Serve with some homemade croutons to make it a light and comforting meal.

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Couscous With Grilled Zucchini and Feta

a white plate with zucchini, couscous, and feta.
Photo credit: Just Gimme Fries

Looking for a quick & healthy lunch that isn’t your average green salad? You should definitely give this lukewarm pearl couscous salad with grilled zucchini a try!

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Zucchini Tots

multiple zucchini tots on a plate.
Photo credit: My Kids Lick the Bowl

These zucchini tots are a simple vegetable-based recipe that is perfect as a snack, lunch boxes and for baby-led weaning.

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Roasted Tomato, Zucchini and Eggplant Soup

tomato and zucchini soup in a grey bowl topped with pesto.
Photo credit: Occasionally Eggs

A vegan roasted tomato soup with summer garden vegetables, including zucchini, eggplant, onion, and garlic. Everything’s roasted together in a sheet pan and blended into a smooth, creamy soup and topped with dairy free pesto for an easy weeknight meal. 

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Zucchini Curry

a black skillet with sliced zucchini.
Photo Credit: J Cooking Odyssey

Zucchini Curry or Indian Courgette Curry is a healthy curry prepared with zucchini and Indian spices. This Pakistani and Indian style vegan zucchini curry is a simple recipe that can be prepared in less than 20 minutes.

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Vegan Tom Yum Soup

a white bowl of tom yum soup.
Photo credit: Evergreen Kitchen

This Vegan Tom Yum is light, bright, and bursting with flavor. The soup is made with lemongrass, lime, chili, and creamy coconut milk. It’s spicy, sour, and full of umami. You’ll love our healthy, veggie-packed twist! Great for meal prep.

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Homemade Chinese Zucchini Pancakes

Fried zucchini pancakes on a white plate.
Photo credit: Sassy Chopsticks

Chinese zucchini pancakes, also known as “糊塌子” (hutazi) in Chinese. These delicious pancakes are a popular Chinese dish known for their golden brown crispy exteriors and tender middle.

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Garlic Chili Oil and Zucchini Instant Ramen Noodles

a black bowl of zucchini ramen topped with an egg.
Photo credit: Oh My Veg

Ready in 10 minutes, and so much better than instant ramen: these Garlic Chilli Oil Noodles are fiery, garlicky, rich and savoury.

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