Five Favorite Zucchini Recipes

by Kristin on August 23, 2012

They’re coming, they’re on us,
the long striped gourds, the silky
babies, the hairy adolescents,
the lumpy vast adults
like the trunks of green elephants.
Recite fifty zucchini recipes!

– from “Attack of the Squash People” by Marge Piercy

It’s that time of year when gardeners are groaning under a zucchini glut, leaving them on doorsteps or in unlocked cars, driven to look for “newcomers” or “tourists” to offload them on, as in Piercy’s poem. We might not be able to “recite fifty zucchini recipes”, but here are five of our favorite ways to use them up.

Zucchini fritters with feta and dill

Mexican rice supper with zucchini, chorizo and corn

Chocolate zucchini cake

Zucchini rice gratin

Fusilli with zucchini, tomatoes and bacon

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