Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Use Up That Zucchini

Jaisa mostly handles the food-related posts around here, but on a homey front, my garden is OUT OF CONTROL.  Squash galore.  I let things grow a little too long.  My zucchini could double as baseball bats.  Here are two that came in with this morning's harvest:

I've been scouring the web for tasty looking zucchini recipes that'll use up these giants without making it feel like we're eating the same dish meal after meal.  Here's a collection of delicious, varied zucchini recipes that'll help you finish off your garden bounty or farmers' market haul.

1) Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Bread

via Grey Luster Girl

This recipe from Grey Luster Girl combines my love of banana bread (one day, I'll share my grandmother's delicious recipe) and chocolate chips with my need to get this zucchini off my counter.  I'm planning on baking this up (along with some mushy bananas) sometime this week for a tasty snack to have around the house.

2)  Baked Zucchini Chips

via The Boot

How delicious do these look?  Check out the recipe.  I will definitely be adding the red pepper flakes for a bit of spice!

3) Zucchini Brownies

via Movita Beaucoup

I have to admit, I'm a bit skeptical here.  These look so decadent, but they're made with zucchini.  Jessica Seinfield I am not.  I like my brownies made like brownies.  But the recipe looks legit and the pictures make me want to eat them right up.  I'll need to give it a shot.

4) Goat Cheese & Zucchini Tartlets

These make me wish I were hosting a swanky brunch sometime soon.  Maybe I am.  Can you come over on Sunday?

Anybody else have some zucchini recipes to share?  Any suggestions on what to do with these beasts (besides pick them earlier)??  Let me know and stay hungry!


  1. Wow I just bought a bunch of Zucchini and now I know what I am going to with some of it. Make the chips and bread!!


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