5 Healthy Zucchini Recipes

Rachel Morrow RACHEL MORROW

When I was growing up, I despised the humble zucchini. For no reason, other than thinking this vegetable was too boring to even give it a chance. Years later, it has become one of my favorite vegetables!

This nutrient-dense vegetable deserves all the love it can get. Here are some reasons why:

  • High in fiber and water
  • Contains significant amounts of vitamins B6, riboflavin, folate, C, and K
  • Rich in minerals like potassium and manganese
  • Reduces constipation and other digestive issues
  • Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients
  • Improves eye health due to health-protecting antioxidants

Now we've given the zucchini a nice wrap, let's talk about how versatile this vegetable can be. It is anything but boring and we're here to convince you of this with 5 of our favorite (and healthy) zucchini recipes, including chocolate brownies. Do you need any other reason to continue reading?

Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Our new favorite recipe has vegetables hidden within and you wouldn't even know.  Trust us. We tested this one on the Food Matters Team and not one of them picked it. Which makes this the perfect recipe for the little ones who might usually screw their nose up at green vegetables. Just don't tell them that it's hidden in there.

Paleo Zucchini Fries

These are the perfect replacement for the standard oily potato chips you'll be offered at most cafes. In other words, they're absolutely awesome!

Zucchini Pomodoro

One of our all-time favorites! It’s quick to make and tastes just as good as the regular pasta version, without the heavy feeling post-meal!

Gluten-Free Zucchini & Feta Fritters

These gluten-free zucchini and feta fritters have become our favorite healthy and filling weekend breakfast! The perfect combination of wholesome ingredients including zucchini, mint, parsley & feta.

Zucchini Pizza Crust with Lemon Pea Pesto

This zucchini pizza crust as a healthy twist on your favorite traditional pizza dough. Filled with greens, this pizza packs a nutritional punch!

How do you love to use zucchini? Let us know in the comments below!