Zucchini, Five Ways

Zucchini is in season right now and it's such a versatile vegetable. It can be used in so many other ways besides the ones we grew up thinking about — savory italian dishes. Due to the fact that it holds flavors so well; it can be dressed up or down and made sweet or savory.

If you are looking to take a somewhat traditional route; shave ribbons of zucchini into a green salad. The ribbons will add great texture and absorb the amazing flavors of the dressing. To make a traditional meal slightly less traditional; use zucchini in place of dough for pizza! Not only will you be cutting out a great deal of calories; it's an easy and fun way to get the kids to eat their veggies.

Be daring and make some zucchini cupcakes — I know, sounds weird but they're actually quite delicious. For easy finger foods, bake up some zucchini chips (I'm actually serving these at my upcoming bridal shower!).

Here are five unique and fun ways to use zucchini:

Zucchini Crudo, Kiss My Spatula
Zucchini Ribbon Salad, Proud Italian Cook
Zucchini Oven Chips, Healthy Recipes
Grilled Zucchini Pizza, Kalyn's Kitchen
Zucchini Cupcakes, I Am Baker

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(Images: Kiss My Spatula, Proud Italian Cook, Healthy Recipes, Kalyn's Kitchen, I Am Baker