Healthy Zucchini Recipes

Enjoy some of the best zucchini recipes on the internet. From zucchini pasta made on a spiral slicer to lasagna.

Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake knows how to whip up some pretty unreal desserts. This Raw Zucchini Carrot Spice Cake is no exception. If you've got an abundance of zucchini on hand, either from your own garden or maybe even a nearby farmer's market, try giving things a sweet spin with this amazing recipe. In order to acquire the carrot/zucchini pulp for this recipe you'll need to make yourself a delicious and nutrifying veggie juice! Perfect for sipping on while you master your skills at raw "baking". Enjoy!

 

Dinner is just outside the door! This delectable dish by Kerry Ogden is all about summer gardens bursting with zucchini, tomatoes, kale, garlic and savory herbs. Simple, satisfying and sophisticated – this one is sure to please and comes together in less than ten minutes. Bon appétit!

Hummus is so darn tasty and makes for the perfect savory snack served with fresh veggies, raw buckwheat or gluten-free pita chips, flax crackers, or even as an accompaniment to avocado on sprouted toast. On a raw or even paleo diet hummus is often blacklisted due to the fact that it's made from a base of garbanzo beans. However, such is not the case with this tasty recipe by Elaina Love of Pure Joy Planet. This classic recipe uses raw zucchini as the base, and is made extra creamy with a blend of cold pressed olive oil and raw tahini butter. Her ratio of spices is perfection. This is a must-try recipe!

This raw soup by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake was definitely inspired by summer gardens everywhere now in full glory! If you've got an explosion of zucchini, tomatoes, basil, corn, and bell peppers in your garden (or have a great farmer's market close by!) this soup makes for a truly delicious way of putting everything to use. Super flavorful and since no heat was used FULL of vitality and life. Enjoy!

A fresh, healthy, and easy summer salad recipe by Jodi Burke created in honor of International Raw Day! With an abundance of garden fresh goodness exploding this time of year it's easy to whip up simple meals that take little effort to make taste amazing. Such is the magic of fresh and in-season foods!

 

Looking for a quick, easy, and ultra fresh idea for dinner tonight? Try this gorgeous zucchini pasta by Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise. A mouthwatering pesto made with wild garlic leaves, fresh lemon, cashew nuts, pine nuts and ripe avocado combines with freshly spiroolied zucchini to create a heathy dinner you can prepare in a few minutes time. Enjoy!

Try your hand at zucchini noodles and say goodbye to wheat-based pasta for good! You will love the taste and texture achieved with this delicious and satisfying recipe for a raw and gluten-free creamy basil alfredo by Jodi Burke.

Quick and beyond easy, you'll be able to throw this dish together in about 5 minutes tops. Spiralized zucchini noodles combine with a creamy, smokey and tangy chipotle lime avocado sauce with only 5 simple ingredients (excluding water and salt). Serve it with a big leafy green salad tonight and eat FRESH!

By marinating and then dehydrating your veggies for a bit at low temperatures you can achieve a RAW stir fry that really holds its own texture and flavor wise. The best part? No oxidized oils from high temperature cooking and your vegetables will be left full of water, nutrients and life force! A delicious and easy way to get a variety of veggies into your body, especially on those days that call for something other than the usual salad. Enjoy this tasty recipe by Lisa Viger of Raw on $10 a Day or Less!

This Fully Raw Pad Thai by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram of Rawfully Organic Co-op offers an abundance of fresh veggies, a delectably tangy-sweet sesame ginger citrus dressing and an absolute explosion of amazing Thai flavors from ginger, lime, chili, cilantro and more! If you love traditional Pad Thai you've got to give this Fully Raw version a try!

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Zucchini noodles, cherry tomatoes, and fresh scallion are smothered in a creamy walnut butter sauce made with carrots, lemon, and dill. A completely simple savory recipe that will surely hit the spot any day of t he week. Recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake!

A you a fan of a sweet and savory flavor combo? If the answer is yes, and if you like to walk a bit on the wild side, you will love Lisa Viger's raw and vegan version of maple bacon ice cream made with frozen bananas, real maple syrup, and yes, zucchini....

Give it a try!

An absolutely perfect raw alternative to a plate of traditional pasta marinara when those cravings hit and nothing but Italian will do. This ultra healthy recipe by Rachael Campbell utilizes one of our must have raw kitchen tools: a spiral slicer. To achieve that perfect delicate angel hair pasta effect Rachael uses a slicer such as this, but you can also make a thicker spaghetti-style noodle with something like this. For a warm dish simply place your finished pasta in the dehydrator or on a low setting in the oven for a bit, the noodles will soften and the flavors will become even more concentrated. Delicious!

Fresh zucchini noodles topped with a creamy cauliflower and cashew-based alfredo sauce spiked with a touch of miso, garlic, coconut nectar, nutritional yeast and spices of pepper, paprika and coriander. The cauliflower adds body to the sauce and cuts down on the amount of cashews needed to create that divinely creamy texture. Enjoy!

A delicious and nourishing macrobiotic inspired bowl by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen for those of us that prefer to keep it raw! Fresh veggies of kale, carrot, zucchini, sunflower sprouts, and green onion combine with cherry tomatoes, cultured sauerkraut, and a creamy tahini-miso dressing flavored with a punch of garlic and basil. Top with the optional avocado half and enjoy!

This creamy hemp cilantro dressing by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home makes the perfect topping for a green salad, can be served over zucchini or kelp noodles, or used as a delicious dipping sauce for veggies or crackers. It is fresh and vibrant and full of the nutrients your body craves! Vegan, raw, low-glycemic, paleo friendly and super flavor-rich. Enjoy!

This is THE meal to make if you're craving something tasty but don't have the energy or time for anything elaborate. This raw pasta dish by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles is so fresh, delicious, and satisfying and as a bonus has minimal cleanup involved! Triple win. The sauce is open to your own interpretation and can be made with added ingredients such as bell pepper, shallots, or basil. Top with a few extra pine nuts and dig in!

A vibrant, flavor packed, nutrient dense RAW rendition of a family favorite: layered lasagna! This version by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles comes complete with thinly sliced zucchini noodles, juicy heirloom tomatoes, tasty cashew/mac nut ricotta, and a lovely pistachio basil pesto. You will not miss the gluten or the dairy when you take a bite of this delicious masterpiece!

A deliciously creamy, oil-free, vegan Thai sauce made from avocado, tomato, jalapeno, onion, lime, ginger and cilantro dresses ribbons of fresh zucchini, shredded lettuce, crunchy veggies and cubes of juicy jicama. You will love this ultra fresh, flavorful, RAW Thai pasta dish by Priscilla Soler of Gastrawnomica! Serve it for dinner or lunch today, you will be happy that you did!

Tis the season for SOUP! Delicious bowls of hearty, comforting, belly warming soup. And if you're a raw foodist don't think you're exempt from this nourishing experience. Raw soups can be adapted to hit the spot during any season - even the colder months! Try this recipe by Kibby of Kibby's Blended Life for a creamy and filling blended cauliflower and zucchini soup made complete with a side of cheesy crackers (recipe also included!). Bon Appetit and stay warm out there!

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