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29 Vegetarian Zucchini Recipes

29 July

Looking for new ways to use extra zucchini from your garden?  Try one of these 27 vegetarian zucchini recipes!  This has recipes for side dishes, main dishes, and more.


In the summer, we definitely switch to lighter fare.  Since we have a large garden, we eat a lot of zucchini.


I'm always looking for more zucchini recipes.  We love traditional fried zucchini, but one can only eat that so many times in a season!





This year, I decided to share the best zucchini recipes.  I found so many delicious recipes, that I devoted six posts to them! 


Here are 27 vegetarian zucchini recipes perfect for summer dinners.


29 Vegetarian Zucchini Recipes


If you need more zucchini recipes, be sure to check out the other posts in this series:







Zucchini Black Bean and Rice Skillet


This Zucchini Black Bean and Rice Skillet comes together in just 30 minutes and is a filling, vegetarian dinner. Your family will love the tender zucchini, black beans, fluffy rice, and all the cheese!


Baked Zucchini Potato Fritters


If you have zucchini on hand, try these vegetarian and vegan-friendly Baked Zucchini Potato Fritters! They are the perfect way to use up extra summer squash. Serve them with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.


Zucchini Salad Rolls


Of all the vegetarian recipes with Zucchini, these Zucchini Rolls are perhaps the easiest and tastiest where, slices of zucchini are rolled with curd dip and vegetables.


Baked Zucchini Chips


Learn how to make crispy oven baked zucchini chips.  Zucchini tends to get soggy when you bake it, but this has several tips to make crispy chips for delicious healthy side dish.


Air Fryer Zucchini Burgers


Air Fryer Zucchini Burgers. My best zucchini burgers are loaded with chickpeas and zucchini and make a delicious homemade zucchini burger for cooking in the air fryer.





Zucchini Frittata


An easy one-pan zucchini frittata is a healthy vegetarian meal idea for breakfast, brunch, and midweek dinner that your family will love. This easy and healthy frittata recipe is prepared in an iron cast skillet.


Zucchini Bread Quinoa Flakes


Zucchini Bread Quinoa Flakes are a healthy, quick, and easy breakfast you can make in just 2 minutes! They're gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free! Better than oatmeal and easier on sensitive tummies, this recipe is packed with protein, whole grains, and veggies! It will keep you nourished and satisfied all morning long!


Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles


Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles and Tomatoes is a light and tasty vegetarian dinner or family-friendly side dish ready in less than 20 minutes! Tomatoes and zoodles are coated in a healthy, light olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan sauce. This easy one pot recipe is perfect served alone or with baked meatballs or breaded fish.


Potato Gnocchi


Potato gnocchi with fresh tomatoes and zucchini sauteed into saucy summer perfection for a delicious vegetarian meal.


Zucchini Caprese Salad


Spiralized Zucchini Caprese Salad is a totally delicious and super simple dish of garden grown zucchini, sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella pearls, drizzled with herby basil pesto, and served with roasted whole garlic cloves. It’s gluten free, low carb, and vegetarian, and did I mention this salad is absolutely perfect for summertime.





Vegan Salad Recipe


Try this low carb vegan salad recipe, made with fresh crunchy zucchini noodles and a delicious satay sauce. Garnished with cilantro, spring onion and sesame seeds this vegan keto salad recipe is the perfect vegan lunch or side dish! 


Easy Vegan Pasta


5 mins prep to make this Easy Vegan Pasta bursting with flavors. Great quick and easy dinner your family will love!


Mexican Zucchini Recipe


This authentic Mexican zucchini recipe is a great side dish or a main vegetarian meal. It's mild, easy to prepare and I bet you have all the ingredients in your fridge!


Pasta Primavera 


20-minutes (chopping included!) is all you need to make this delicious, vegetarian halloumi pasta loaded with veggies. A light and summery dish without cream, this is a great summer dinner that lets the veggies shine.





Marinated Tofu Stirfry


Learn how to make this delicious vegan, low carb, gluten free tofu recipe. Smoked tofu is marinated to yield more depth in flavour then pan fried and tossed with stir fried vegetables/zoodles. This is definitely a vegan dish that is filling, low carb and flavorsome.


Zucchini Black Bean Tacos


Zucchini black bean tacos are a quick and easy weeknight meal and a great way to use up the seasonal surplus of zucchini!


Crispy Zucchini Tacos


These Crispy Zucchini Tacos will impress you and your family or guests like crazy! Loaded with layers of flavour, so easy to make and topped with a dreamy lime crema!


Vegan Zoats


What could be healthier than eating oatmeal in the morning? How about vegan zoats? Zucchini oats are an ingenious way to introduce some veggies to your sweet morning meals.


Garlic Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini


When you find yourself with an abundance of zucchini, make these meatless Garlic Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini with rice and a crunchy panko topping





Chocolate Zucchini Muffins


Believe me, I know. When you think of delectable chocolatey muffins, zucchini is not the first thing that comes to mind, but I’m telling ya’ these are crazy good!


Zucchini and Corn Tacos


The best zucchini tacos ever, made of grilled corn and zucchini, tempeh taco meat and black beans merged together with creamy avocado dressing. Crisp toasted tortillas, juicy vegan tempeh taco meat, roasted-to-perfection corn all combine together and create the best zucchini tacos ever! What makes this recipe really shine is the topping of zesty avocado dressing and spicy jalapenos. If you’re looking for a mouth-watering vegetarian taco alternative, these zucchini tacos will not disappoint.


Zucchini Rice Gratin


This French zucchini rice gratin is based on Julia Child’s tian de courgettes au riz, and is a delicious side dish made with fresh summer squash, rice and cheese


Baked Zucchini and Squash


This vegan baked zucchini and squash is a delicious summer vegetable side dish made with tomato sauce, zucchini, yellow squash, and fresh herbs.


Zucchini and Lentil Fritters


These vegetarian zucchini and lentil fritters are a perfect snack or lunch and a great way to add protein into a vegetarian diet. This lentil fritter recipe also includes gluten-free fritter modification.


 



Zucchini Fritters


Learn how to make zucchini fritters as a vegetarian side dish or main dish.  


Curried Zucchini


Fresh zucchini sauteed with tomatoes, warm spices, creamy coconut milk and nutty ghee, this Zucchini Curry is on the table in 20 minutes - perfect for a weeknight meal!


Grilled Zucchini Flatbread Recipe


Such incredible flavor from a few simple ingredients! This Grilled Zucchini Flatbread recipe is perfect served as an (impressive!) appetizer, or combined with a salad for a satisfying vegetarian meal!


I hope you enjoy these 27 vegetarian zucchini recipes!


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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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