Low Fat Recipes for Zucchini or Courgettes

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.

  • 01 of 07
    Zucchini Salad
    Zucchini Salad. Fiona Haynes

    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.

  • 02 of 07

    Zucchini Quinoa Salad

    Zucchini Quinoa Salad
    Zucchini Quinoa Salad. Fiona Haynes

    Chopped zucchini is a nice addition to this highly nutritious, multi-textured vegetarian quinoa- and chickpea-based salad.

  • 03 of 07

    Zucchini Soup

    Zucchini Soup
    Zucchini Soup. Fiona Haynes

    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.

  • 04 of 07

    Herbed Zucchini and Mushroom Frittata

    Low Fat Herbed Zucchini-Mushroom Frittata
    Low Fat Herbed Zucchini-Mushroom Frittata. Fiona Haynes

    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.

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  • 05 of 07
    Carrot Zucchini Soup
    Carrot Zucchini Soup. Fiona Haynes

    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.

  • 06 of 07

    Chicken and Zucchini Lasagna

    Chicken and Zucchini Lasagna
    Chicken and Zucchini Lasagna. Fiona Haynes

    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.

  • 07 of 07

    Roasted Zucchini and Tomato Sauce

    Roasted Zucchini and Tomato Sauce
    Roasted Zucchini and Tomato Sauce. Fiona Haynes

    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.