50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day)
(Originally posted with 20 Zucchini Recipes; updated with more favorites in August 2013.) It may not be an official government holiday, but gardeners everywhere celebrate August 8 as Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day. Several years ago I did a zucchini round-up in honor of the day, but since then I've made so many more recipes with zucchini that I decided to give that post a make-over and update it with some of my new favorites. You still have a few more days before you need to start sneaking the zucchini on to the neighbor's porch, so maybe these recipes can help, or at least you can leave the neighbors a recipe idea along with that zucchini! I've divided the recipes into categories this time to help you find something you'll like.
Homemade Pickles – All food Recipes
Homemade Pickles Cool and crunchy, delightfully sour and capable of going from snack to sandwich without a hitch — that’s what I call a good pickle. Did you know that they’re a cinch to make at home? You don’t even need to set aside the afternoon; you can make a few pint jars in less than thirty minutes. Here’s everything you need to know to make your own batch of homemade dill pickles right now.Ingredients:
Vegetarian Recipe: Zucchini Gratin
Vegetarian Recipe: Zucchini Gratin Perfect as a cheesy side dish or the main event, zucchini gratin is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The recipe is simple, but also versatile – you could replace two of the zucchinis with yellow squashes, or pick different cheeses based on your preferences. Swiss, Gruyere, and mozzarella would all make great substitutes for cheddar in this recipe – even a little pepperjack for some added kick would be tasty. For a smaller dish that only serves two, cut this recipe in half. And if you like, you could even sprinkle the top with breadcrumbs and broil the casserole for a few minutes after baking it for a nice golden-brown color.
Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta
I think you become an adult when you start making your own pasta sauce. Oh, and paying your own bills. That’s also important.
I recently spotted what I considered to be the ultimate ratatouille blog post on the blog of talented cook and photographer Bea of La Tartine Gourmande. It inspired me to try my hand at making ratatouille, even though, like Bea, I never liked it when my mother made it either. When it came time to survey my garden for ingredients, I found I couldn't even consider buying eggplant, since I had such a surplus of squash that needed to be used. Besides, eggplant never graced the table during my childhood, so it doesn't seem to me to be an essential component of the dish. I didn't have shallots so I used red onion. When it came time for fresh herbs, Bea had used fresh tarragon, something I don't have in my garden.
Cheesy Squash Casserole
If I had a nickel for every squash casserole that has graced a Southern dinner table, I would, no doubt, be in the money. Whether at a church social, a holiday gathering, or a family dinner, this old favorite has been the workhorse of side dishes for decades. Squash casserole is the just-right accompaniment for everything from fried chicken at a summertime Sunday lunch to roast turkey at Thanksgiving. The main ingredient is typically yellow squash, but some recipes call for other summer squash such as pattypan and zucchini. Most recipes usually include chopped onion, as well.
Easy Calabacitas or Squash with Onions, Chiles, and Cheese
I've had a lot of comments from people who like the Easy South Beach Recipes I've been posting which have only five ingredients or less. I'm going to sneak this one in, but you'll need to use a bit of salt and pepper to go with the five main ingredients. Calabacitas is a traditional recipe of the American southwest, and this easy version is so good, I had it for lunch two days last week.
Fried Green Tomato Bites
Fried Green Tomato Bites I tried to grow cherry tomatoes again this year. The plants started out promising, bursting with healthy foliage and small green tomatoes just a few weeks after I planted them. But then the chipmunks came and every morning I would come outside to find half-eaten baby tomatoes littered on the ground.
Recipe for Julia Child's Eggplant Pizzas (Tranches d'aubergine á l'italienne)
I love this recipe for Julia Child's Eggplant Pizzas made on a base of roasted eggplant. The eggplant pizzas are low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, meatless, and South Beach Diet friendly; use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one. If you're interested in food, you must have heard that August 15 would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday. I was honored to be one of the bloggers asked to share thoughts of Julia in a tribute written for PBS Food, and my friend Lydia completely captured why food bloggers want to honor Julia in her post on Six Lessons I Learned About Food Blogging from Julia Child. Julia was known for her appreciation of bread, butter, and wine, so when you're writing a blog focused on carb-conscious cooking, finding a suitable Julia Child recipe that will appeal to your readers can be a challenge. I must confess that even though this was Julia Child, I did make a few minor changes in the recipe.
Baked Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Baked Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter Say hello to the spaghetti squash. I gotta say, big squash is intimidating. It’s heavy, hard to peel, hard to cut (hack saw anyone?)
broccoli parmesan fritters
Last week, it was pointed out to me that among the 750 recipes in the archives, there is but a single recipe that utilizes broccoli. Just one! (It’s a great one, though.) For comparison, there are 11 recipes that use cauliflower and 26 with mushrooms. What terrible oversight could have led to this? I buy broccoli (and its friends) approximately once a week, year-round but this wasn’t always the case.
Garlic Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Carrots - Katie's Cucina
Not too many people love brussel sprouts, but for those who do love them this is typically the time of year you can find them in the grocery store (harvest season from June-January)! I love the mix of sweet carrots and roasted garlic with these baby cabbage gems. Simply seasoning them with olive oil and salt and pepper keeps their flavors in tact. If you are looking to add additional flavors to your brussel sprouts you may be interested in my Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon. This is obviously a non-vegetaraian dish, and for those who love bacon and are on the fence about brussel sprouts… after this recipe they will be a brussel sprout lover! Source: Katie Original
Lemon Baked Tofu Recipe - Baked Tofu Recipe - Easy Vegetarian Baked Tofu Recipe - Lemon Tofu
Like lemon chicken and looking for a vegan substitute? If you like lemon chicken, try this vegetarian recipe for lemon baked tofu. Baking tofu is a simple way to prepare a perfect tofu every time. This lemon baked tofu is simply delish, so you may want to make a double batch!