15 zucchini recipes to make for dinner

Pack more vegies into your diet with a couple of these dinner recipes each week. 

Zucchini is best eaten around summer and autumn - which means its the perfect time to add a few more to your dinner repertoire. 

Zucchini, our courgette as it's known in some parts of the world, is a great source of folate, potassium and Vitamin A. They're low in calories and - best of all - high on flavour! 

If you have a zucchini or two in your fridge that might not be fresh for much longer, here are some recipes to consider.

1. 'Quicker than Toast' zucchini salad

If you come home from work and can't be bothered to cook, this speedy recipe is a healthy answer to a lazy dinner. Eaten with an egg, it's the perfect light but balanced meal.

2. Salmon patties

Salmon and zucchini go well together in these wholesome but flavourful salmon patties. Have them for dinner with a side salad or in a burger, and then take them to work the next day too!

3. Wholemeal pasta with zucchini, chickpeas and semi-died tomatoes

You can easily sub out the wholemeal pasta for regular varieties, but for anyone trying to cut down their carbs or processed grains this recipe is perfect - highly nutritious and low in sugars and fats. 

4. Kimchi fried rice

This recipe from Korean Food Made Simple with Judy Joo, is perfect for utilising any leftover meat and veg.

5. Stuffed roasted sweet potatoes

You can stuff potatoes with anything you wish, but this recipes goes for tuna, zucchini, feta and corn - delish!

6. Zucchini noodles with ragu

Zucchini noodles, or 'zoodles', continue to grow in popularity as an alternative to pasta. This recipe by the Hemsley sisters also guides you through a delicious, meaty ragu sauce.

7. Raw zucchini lasagne

One for the vegan, raw-food disciples, this recipe contains no meat, dairy or cooking! But it will teach you how to make cashew cheese. 

8. Bacon and zucchini penne

A fresh, summery pasta that packs a flavour punch thanks to yummy bacon bits and tasty feta cheese. 

9. Easy vegetable soup

Donna Hay's vegetable soup recipes is simply a case of throwing all your vegetables into some stock and letting it simmer!

10. Caramelised beetroot and zucchini salad

If you're trying to eat more salad but are bored of the regular varieties, this delicious beetroot and zucchini recipe will help you eat outside the box.

11. Vegan zucchini and corn tortillas

If you're vegan, or just a keen home cook, try making your own tortilla shells for your next Mexican feast!

12. Cheesy spinach and cheese frittata

Frittata are a great meal for adults and kids, and also make the perfect lunchbox snack the following day!

13. Grilled vegetable quinoa salad 

Wholesome, healthy and hearty, this salad is a great dinner recipe can be enjoyed warm or cold. 

14. Zucchini and goats cheese pizza

Have a small amount of zucchini in your fridge that needs to get used? Pop it on a pizza! 

15. Zesty homemade fritters

Of course, you couldn't go past a zucchini recipe round-up without a delicious fritters recipe! These are full of flavour, capped off by a perfect zesty dressing.

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