Every summer we have pounds and pounds of zucchini to use. The delicate flavor of zucchini makes it ideal for all manner of recipes, both savory and sweet. If you're left wondering what to do with an abundance of zucchini, try some of these great low-fat options, from muffins to soup and plenty in between.
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This is a very straightforward salad of thinly sliced zucchini drizzled with a lemon and olive oil dressing, and topped with fresh basil and freshly ground black pepper. A food processor or mandoline makes short work of the slicing.
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Zucchini Quinoa Salad
Chopped zucchini is a nice addition to this highly nutritious, multi-textured vegetarian quinoa- and chickpea-based salad.
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When I have an abundance of a vegetable I know I can always make a good soup with it. Zucchini soup is a perfect way to enjoy this vegetable as summer comes to its inevitable end.
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Herbed Zucchini and Mushroom Frittata
Enjoy this low fat Herbed Zucchini and Mushroom Frittata when you want to prepare a special breakfast or brunch dish. I use egg substitute to lower the amount of cholesterol, but you can also use a combination of whole eggs and egg whites if you prefer.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Carrots and zucchini pair nicely to make a thick and creamy fall soup. Enjoy this hearty and fresh tasting soup with some whole grain bread and a green salad.
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Chicken and Zucchini Lasagna
If you're looking for a lower-fat, all-around healthier version of lasagna, then this chicken and zucchini lasagna should fit the bill. Enjoy with a side of steamed green beans.
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Roasted Zucchini and Tomato Sauce
Add interest to your pasta sauce by roasting zucchini chunks and adding them to a marinara sauce for a delicious pasta supper. Alternatively, pour the sauce over slices of grilled or broiled polenta.