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What to do with Zucchini?

Updated on July 21, 2014

Zucchini Squash Recipes and other Fun Ways to Use Zucchini!

What to do when your garden is loaded with zucchini? Gadzukes! Head to the kitchen with all the little squashes and fill your freezer with great zucchini dishes for those days when the zucchini have long been iced over with frost. On this page you will find a compendium of

*The best zucchini recipes - I searched the web to find the best so you don't have to look so hard!

*The history of National Zucchini Day and other fun information

*A zucchini poem or two in honor of the prolific zucchini plant

*And some beautiful photos of our zucchini and summer squash friends.

*If your garden is filled with too many zucchini, this is the page for you.

All photos were taken by Elyn MacInnis except otherwise noted,and can be used with attribution.

Barbara Kingsolver's Zucchini and Chocolate Chip Cookies - outstanding!

Barbara Kingsolver's Zucchini and Chocolate Chip Cookies - outstanding!
Barbara Kingsolver's Zucchini and Chocolate Chip Cookies - outstanding!

The History of National Zucchini Day - August 8 - It all started in Pennsylvania when there was a bumper harvest...

According to what I could find in my research, National Zucchini Day began as a day when people put gifts (well, maybe it was an act of desperation!) of zucchini on their neighbors porches in secret, usually at night, with great good humor. It was originally called "Sneak Some Zucchini onto your Neighbor's Porch Day." This holiday is one of a number of holidays created by Ruth and Thomas Roy in Pennsylvania at wellcat.com, who are wild and nutty holiday creators. They have some outrageous ideas for how to get rid of the excess zucchini in your garden.

recipe zucchini
recipe zucchini

Zucchini noodles and ribbons

zucchini pasta
zucchini pasta

You can peel a zucchini with a vegetable peeler, or with a julienne peeler, leaving the seeds out. Some people like the green skin, others like to peel it off first, because the skin is sometimes bitter. Then you can sauté it in olive oil or butter, add some garlic, or some cream, and put some parmesan cheese on top, or add some tomato sauce or even a spoonful of salsa for flavor. This is a wonderful idea, and it is one of the things I often eat for breakfast. Yum!

My favorite zucchini noodle maker - Another great option for a summer dinner!

GEFU Spirelli Spiral Slicer
GEFU Spirelli Spiral Slicer

If you have a small kitchen and don't want to spend a lot of room on another gadget, try this one!

 

How do you freeze zucchini? - Two ways of preparing zucchini for the freezer - sliced and grated

how to freeze zucchini
how to freeze zucchini

I know two ways of freezing zucchini:

1. For GRATED zucchini: Grate the zucchini in the amount you will need for your favorite recipe (1. 2 or 3 cups) and put it directly into the freezer in its bag or container. When you put it in the recipe, add the water in the container too.

2. For zucchini SLICES: You can steam the zucchini for about 5 minutes. Then cool the zucchini before putting it in a container. Don't forget to label how much zucchini you put in the container.

My favorite grater for zucchini - I know because I use it every day!

Why am I grating something every day? Because my grandogs eat grated zucchini and cucumber with their dog food and love it. Some nights they just pick out the zucchini and leave the kibble. So I use a grater every day, and have researched the one I like best. If you grate a lot, but hate taking out the food processor and hate the clean up, this is for you.

What is the difference between a zucchini, a courgette, and a marrow? - The official answer is:

zucchini fritter recipe
zucchini fritter recipe

Courgettes are the baby fruit of several types of marrow, harvested when they are 14 x 4 cm long, the size of a cigar.

Zucchinis are the fruits of the same plant harvested when they are 15 to 20 cm long.

Marrows are the semi-mature fruits which have reached full size.

Zucchini anatomy

Zucchinis have both male and female flowers.

Look for the female flower at the end of the growing zucchini.

Look for the male flower where the leaf stalk meets the stem.

They are both edible! Try them in Scrambled Eggs!

Zucchini Flower - See the fruit developing at the base of the flower?

National Zucchini Day
National Zucchini Day

Zucchini flowers and cooking squash blossoms - Nip those zucchini in the bud!

When you cook zucchini flowers it is customary to remove the parts in the middle, the pistils and stamens, if you remember your flower anatomy! The stem is good to keep so you have something to hang on to when you are cooking them. Otherwise, the blossom may tear. You can fry the flowers like fritters or dipped in tempura batter and fried up, incorporated in scrambled eggs, stuffed, sauteed, and even use them in a flower soup.

Grilled Zucchini - It tastes so good - all sorts of new flavors comes out in the grilling.

grilled zucchini recipe
grilled zucchini recipe

I have to admit, I like frying zucchini too. Just cut big slices, coat in flour, and fry in your favorite oil. I like to add some salt, garlic powder, and thyme to the flour and it adds to the beautiful flavor of the dish.

Grow zucchini - and maybe you will get a SIX FOOT LONG ZUCCHINI like this!

easy zucchini recipes
easy zucchini recipes

A six foot tall zucchini? That is what you see in the picture. In 2008 a woman in Queens, NY went away for a weekend. When she came back, her zucchini had grown almost 2 inches in two days. She let it continue growing, and ended up with a six foot zucchini.

Is it the world's longest zucchini? No - so far the world's longest was grown in India, and was more than 7 feet tall. But... it counts as one VERY BIG zucchini.

You can read all the details: here

Zucchini Mania

A poem by "Wren"

It was an an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny

silver striped green zucchini.

While we slumbered, what went wrong?

Overnight it's two feet long!

Zucchini history

Squash originated in North America, but zucchini were developed in Italy and then brought back to the US some time in the 1920s, so they count as a returning immigrant.

What would you do with your extra zucchini? - August can bring a bumper harvest of zucchini... and then what?

You have lots of options. Please share your favorite, and if you don't see it here, please tell us in the "other" section.

What do you do if you have too many zucchini in your garden?

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Zucchini jokes - What does a zucchini say when you talk to it?

photo by Alex Galt from Flickr
photo by Alex Galt from Flickr

Quack Quack! Isn't this zucchini duck cute? It is from Alex Galt on Flickr.

How do you know if you are living in an urban area or not?

You aren't living in an urban area if you have to lock your car doors in order to keep your neighbors from putting their extra zucchini in the back seat of your car!

Q: What is a zucchini's favorite game?

A: Squash!

Q. What do a kangaroo and a zucchini have in common?

A. Neither one can ride a bike

Do you have any other ideas or favorite ways to use zucchini? - Please leave your thoughts and comments...

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      Elyn MacInnis 3 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @dropslady: You are welcome! There are so many good recipes and uses for zucchini it is amazing.

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      dropslady 3 years ago

      Fabulous all in one place for zucchini. Thank you.

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      Gayle Dowell 3 years ago from Kansas

      Bookmarking this for when I start harvesting my zucchini this year. I'm always searching for new ways to prepare it.

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      Elyn MacInnis 3 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @TreasuresBrenda: Oh yes! Isn't that wonderful?

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      I've been told you can grate zucchini and freeze it for adding to soup at a later date.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Enjoyed your lens. Well done.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @Othercatt: Sounds wonderful.

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      Othercatt 4 years ago

      I use it a lot when I bake. I make a delicious whole wheat banana muffin with carrots and zucchini.

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      JimHofman 4 years ago

      Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies! Wow need to make those. A very appetizing lens!

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @RuralFloridaLiving: Wow - I always forget how warm it is in Florida! How encouraging!

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      RuralFloridaLiving 4 years ago

      I'm growing zucchinis right now, so your ideas will come in handy!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Just makes me wish for some fresh Zucchinis to do some cooking and baking with. :)

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I pretty much like zucchini every way I've ever had it. And that was a lot of different ways when we were growing it.

      TonyB

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      floppypoppygift1 4 years ago

      I love zucchini bread but if the zucchini gets to wide it can be woody so I wouldn't advise cooking with it then. Cheers~cb

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @KimGiancaterino: I have always had a hard time cutting off a blossom. Even if I had too many zucchinis. I buy them in the store or at the farmer's market and feel better about it!

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      We love zucchini. I'm glad you mentioned blossoms too. One of our favorite Italian restaurtants makes a wonderful fried zucchini blossom appetizer. We should really make them at home, but I like to let things grow.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @sudokunut: My next lens is how to make a zucchini baby. If you snuck one of those onto your neighbor's porch they would have a real heart attack! I like the picture you created... Thanks for visiting and the like.

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      Mark Falco 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I've started sneaking zucchini into everything...omelettes, pizza toppings, pasta dishes, cookies...the things grow like crazy here. I think the neighbors run and hide when they see us now in case we come at them desperately clutching zucchinis for them to please take away lol

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      HolisticHealthC 4 years ago

      Zucchini is great especially in the summer because it has a natural cooling effect on the body. For more info read Refresh Yourself! Eat Zucchini in Summer.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @TreasuresBrenda: I am constantly amazed at how many dishes you can add zucchini to. I love adding it to eggplant dishes to make the eggplant a little less heavy. And it adds well grated in tomato sauce (more veggies for the kids), and in any dish with tomatoes - tacos, etc.

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      Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

      Zucchini bread is a stand by & I love it in corn chowder but that won't use up much, LOL.

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      redstanford lm 4 years ago

      Thanks for the ideas on zucchini useage.

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      I was going to post a gag comment about leaving extra zucchini on neighbor's porches, and you took care of that in the poll above. Oh my. Great minds think alike.

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      HalloweenRecipes 4 years ago

      Now I do! After reading your lens I am going to make myself a batch of Zucchini and Chocolate Chip Cookies...I have a sweet tooth! Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @TamarWrites: That is the origin of National Zucchini Day! Originally it was "sneak some zucchini on your neighbors porch" day.

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Congratulation on your LotD and purple star. thanks for all the tips. I love french cut Zucchini.

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      TamarWrites 5 years ago

      Your lens brought back many memories of my father leaving our surplus zucchini on our neighbors' doorsteps because we did not know what to do with all of it! Congratulations on your purple star and feature!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awww... Shucks. I read this because I've only seen half a dozen zucchinis in the last 8 years. Now I want to track some down to try these recipes! Thanks for the lens! I'll report back once I've found some and tried out some other recipes. ;)

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      TwistedWiseman 5 years ago

      Simple salad mostly, or just eat them raw with salt :P

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      congratulations for winning the LoD and the purple star for this lens. well done and blessings.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i scrape the inner core and fill it up with a mixture of minced meat, onions, garlic, spices and other minced vegetables and bake it with cheese on top.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2 and also on Squidoo LOTD Lenses-2. Hugs

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @Johanna Eisler: I'm not sure anyone likes boiled zucchini... I don't think it was meant to be eaten alone. But add some egg, flour, and fry it? wow!

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      My mom boiled it most of the time. I didn't like it. Then someone taught her to dip slices into beaten egg, dredge it into seasoned flour, and deep fry it. I loved that! Later she started making zucchini bread - wonderful! After I grew up and left home, a friend gave me a recipe for a ground beef/zucchini casserole with cheese. I've found that many, many foods made with zucchini can be absolutely delicious, as long as you disguise the flavor of the zucchini. ;) (My apologies to all of you who love the way it tastes all by itself. :D )

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @favored: Oh my - I am so sorry the heat got all your plants. That's awful. I bet it will still be cheaper at the farmers market this summer than in the winter - hopefully you will have cooler weather soon. Sending you a cooling breeze!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      We try to grow zucchini each summer. I have one frozen package left from last summer. This summer the heat got all the plants, so I won't have any for another year. Congratulations on LOTD.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @MayaIxchel: I love your greetings! I wonder if zucchini from other countries have a slightly different flavor... I know green beans do!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @BradKamer: James Beard once had a dish called Chicken Maryland. You coat chicken in flour, then egg and milk, and then in breadcrumbs. I bet that would be a good way to eat it...Thanks for visiting!

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      I love zucchini. Zucchini bread is amazing but I also sometimes use them in salad instead of cucumbers. Congratulations on LOTD.

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      MayaIxchel 5 years ago

      Great lens! Congrats on LOTD! I so need this to know what to do with all the extras we get at the market. Thanks! Greetings from 'the land of eternal spring'!

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      BradKamer 5 years ago

      What a well timed lens! I have more zucchini in my garden than I know what to do with it. Favorites are baked (coated in bread crumbs) zucchini and zucchini bread.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Super lens! Congratulations on getting LoTD and the Purple Star!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @LynetteBell: It really is useful in all sorts of recipes from spaghetti to cakes. For me, it is a vegetable I love to include in something I am cooking - it makes me feel clever and healthy. ;-)

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Well done on LOTD and purple star! I had forgotten that I used zucchini in a cake once but was reminded when I saw your recipes.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @justmelucy: Yum. Nothing better than zucchini and yellow squash and fresh onions, although I prefer leeks. Maybe you can caramelize the onions first?? Or add thyme?

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      Bill 5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Congrats on LOTD. I love Zucchini but generally do not do anything too fancy with it. I need to start growing my own, have been meaning to for years now.

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      Toni-Roman 5 years ago

      What to do with zucchini? You cannot be serious. If George Washington Carver was alive today, he would not be wasting his time with peanuts or sweet potatoes. He would be telling us about new recipes for zucchini yogurt made from zucchini milk (not totally joking by the way) and using the skin of the zucchini to make leather coats.

      This is so obvious to me.

      By the way, lots of people have heard of how great zucchini bread is. Waffles though is a new idea.

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      justmelucy 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens. I'm headed to my niece's garden for some zucchini, yellow squash and fresh onion. I love to stir fry them in some olive oil and add a few slices of kielbasa, then plate it with some garden ripe tomato wedges on the side.

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      congrats on the LOTD

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @flicker lm: Oooo. Like that pie! I bet if you add things like nutmeg and cinnamon, it would taste pretty good. Did you ever try a ritz cracker pie? I remember hearing about that when I was a kid. They said it tasted like apple pie... Let me know how it goes!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @anonymous: Thanks Tipi! It is good sauteed in butter with thyme. Great fragrance. Thanks to you...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a timely topic with zucchini now about to bust out of everyone's gardens, I like it anyway I've ever had it, especially fried with onions and in zucchini bread and now it looks like I have some experimenting to do. Congratulations on LotD honors!

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      wedpittsburgh lm 5 years ago

      Great lens! I need to start growing my own!

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      SellClean 5 years ago

      Thanks! We had a bumper crop of zucchini this year and this will help free up some space! Great Lens!!!

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      Zucchini is one of my favorites and when they start to ripen, it;s tough to keep up with them... Great ideas for making yummy stuff with zukes...Blessed and pinned to my SquidAngel board.

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      I'm going to try making zucchini pie. They say it tastes almost the same as apple pie. Congrats on LOTD.

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      Merstarr 5 years ago

      Love zucchini!! Great lens :)

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @flycatcherrr: I agree completely on how hard it is to pick at the small stage. I can't do it either. Fortunately I don't have plants this year, but I do have neighbors! Makes things easier.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @montanatravel52: That sounds awesome. Might be good on pasta... Thanks!

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      montanatravel52 5 years ago

      I love the versatility of the zucchini! One of my favorite recipes from my mom, from NM, is to cut the zucchini into small pieces and sauté it with some corn and cut bacon.. it's a great and simple side dish that works well for lots of dinners! Thanks for all of the recipes and ideas, looking forward to trying them out:) Congrats on LotD and Purple Star!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      I love zucchini, but try very hard to pick it when it's still at the courgette stage. Lovely sliced in sandwiches with Havarti cheese! As the season goes on, though, the veggies do tend to get away from me - so I grate and slice the bigger zucchini for freezing, when I've made so many zucchini pasta sauces and stir fry dishes, stuffed zucchini, zucchini-chocolate cake, zucchini muffins... etc., that the family is starting to turn green at the mention of zucchini. :) Thanks so much for some more recipes to add to my repertoire!

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      katiecolette 5 years ago

      Love zucchini! I usually fry it up in a pan with plenty of minced garlic :)

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Congrats on becoming a LOTD!! :)

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      I love zucchini bread and cake. Can't wait to add chocolate.

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      Julianne Gentile 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      Congrats! I use it to make pasta primavera, grill it, or make bread. It's a favorite in my house.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @motobidia: Oh yum. I like the idea of cold yogurt with chopped garlic and dill instead of ketchup.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @delia-delia: Yes! And I didn't have the idea of giving them to the critters in the woods but that is a wonderful idea. Thanks!

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Again, Congratulations on LOTD!... a well done lens! All I can say don't waste them, if you don't have room in the freezer give to the food pantry or toss them for the critters in the woods.

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      motobidia 5 years ago

      Fried zucchini chips is my favorite summer dish! Just pour a mix of cold yogurt (plain) with chopped garlic and dill on top and enjoy!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @aka-rms: Oh thank you Robin! It took me a while to find it. Then I realized I should just go to plain old squidoo.com to find it. Thank you. That is very exciting. I am so happy to help everyone get rid of all their zucchini!

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      I love zucchini! I used to make stuffed baked zucchini, but I haven't for awhile. this remind me. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @TravelingRae: ;-) If you are desperate to get some vegetables into a child who hates them, I still say grating it and putting it into spaghetti is the best solution.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @JoshK47: Thanks Josh!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @Brandi Bush: Thanks so much! I think you might like Barbara Kingsolver's zucchini and chocolate chip cookies? She is a wonderful writer - I love her books. and she writes about food too.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @WritingForChange: That's why people sneak their zucchinis onto their neighbor's porches and into their cars...

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      WritingForChange 5 years ago

      I usually just chop in up and throw it in my vegetarian pasta sauce. I needed this today though. My seven zucchini plants have gone super productive on me. Never grown them before. Had no idea!

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      I have one sitting here that I wasn't sure what to do with...maybe I'll find something on this page! :) Congrats on LotD!

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      Joan Hall 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      A much needed lens!

      Quoting my zucchini casserole lens: You reach the point where "you feel like you have the solution to world hunger -- Just invite all the hungry people in the world over to my house to pick up some squash!"

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 5 years ago from Johanesburg

      Great lens congrats for the lens of the day

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      Thanks for the great recipes. I love zucchini! Congratulations on LotD!

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      KandDMarketing 5 years ago

      Zucchini - the all-around fruit! Thanks for the great lens!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Glad to see you made LotD! Great stuff! :)

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      TravelingRae 5 years ago

      Zucchini is one of those foods that puzzles me. It's soggy, tasteless, and just plain nasty. That said, I will eat super thinly sliced grilled zucchini. But the only recipe in which zucchini has truly proven it has a place in this world is in my mother's chocolate zucchini cupcakes. Your lens hasn't convinced me to go out and buy zucchini, but it was a good effort. :) :::blessed:::

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      Robin S 5 years ago from USA

      Congratulations, this tasty lens was selected as Lens of the Day today. You can read all about it at SquidooHQ: http://hq.squidoo.com/lotd/what-to-do-with-zucchin...

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      Don Wilson 5 years ago from Yakima, WA

      Now I know what to do with all my extra zucchini.

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      Rebecca Fiskaali 5 years ago from Florida

      We have a fish and a snail that eats zucchini here at our house. Try as I might I've yet to find a recipe that my children will indulge in. I try to "cover" it up in spaghetti sauces and all kinds of stuff but they have a healthy food nose detector I swear.

      Thanks for sharing.

      ~Becky

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      So many great ideas!

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      GabStar 5 years ago

      Great page, very informative!

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      termit_bronx 5 years ago

      Great tips, thanks for sharing and congrats on your award for this amazing lens ;)

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      BillyPilgrim LM 5 years ago

      A zuchini ate my baby!x

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      kgdunst 5 years ago

      My family love them grilled.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @anonymous: You are right! And that is a good use for it too if you need it. I like it mostly because it is tasty ;-)

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @Mary Crowther: Thanks Maree - I didn't know yet!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @anonymous: Oh Yasmine! How delicious! Yes, I like them that way too. They are so versatile!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      @intermarks: Oh - that is one of my favorite ways to eat zucchini! Yes, very delicious!

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I love to eat Zucchini with some grilled bean curd with some soy sauce, or some chili source. It is delicious.

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      KhairuZiya 5 years ago

      nice info

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I make mine into zucchini fries (that's baby marrow chips here in South Africa). Cut the zucchini lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and then cut into fry sized shapes. Put in a bowl and pour a little olive oil, salt, pepper, marjoram, oregano, and a little cayenne pepper. Mix and then grill or roast in the oven at 200C (400F) until they brown. It's super yummy.

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      LOTD, way to go!

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      julia007 5 years ago

      The pictures of zucchini are so cute!