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7 Unexpected Zucchini Recipes

As we’ve discovered this week, zucchini isn’t the kind of squash that’s gonna be cool with you confining it to one flavor spectrum. It wants to be savory AND sweet AND unexpected! And I know you’re craving more zucchini in your life, so here are a few more scrumptious zucchini recipes, both from Live Eat Learn and beyond! But let’s start with the beyond.

1. This beauty. Purple cabbage tacos with tangy chipotle aioli. (Well and Full)

Zucchini Recipes

2. This poached egg with creamed zucchini, asparagus, and Hollandaise sauce. Because they’re right, gosh darn it, brunch ALWAYS matters. (A Drunken Duck)

Zucchini Recipes

3. These powerhouse turkey, zucchini, and quinoa meatballs(Port and Finn)

Zucchini Recipes

4. And because we need dessert, obviously, here’s a gluten-free zucchini cake(Minimalist Baker)

Zucchini Recipes

And here are a few zucchini noms from deep back in the Live Eat Learn archives.

5. Zoodles with creamy avocado pesto. Your newest obsession.

Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Pesto

6. Zucchini corn salad…because summer needs that one go-to dish and this is it.

Zucchini Corn Salad

7. Pressed eggplant sandwiches with grilled zucchini.

Pressed Eggplant Sandwiches

What are your favorite zucchini recipes? Comment below and share the zucchini love!


Hi, I’m Sarah! We’re working our way through the easy vegetarian kitchen, one ingredient at a time. Learn more and follow along!



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  1. Aww girl thank you so much for including me in your list!! 🙂 Right now I’m eyeing those zoodles with creamy avocado pesto… it looks amazing!!

    1. Sarah says:

      Absolutely! How could I not? Those cabbage tacos are gorgeous! I’ll start having these every week, so if you know you have a killer recipe with one of the ingredients of the week please let me know! 🙂