It’s easy to eat more veggies with these tasty vegan zucchini recipes that are bursting with flavor!
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If you love summer recipes, from light dinners to lovely appetizers for your next garden party, you’ve come to the right place.
You’ll be surprised by all the different ways you can eat zucchini, from baked goods to hearty stews and crunchy snacks!
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Tasty Vegan Zucchini Recipes
Colorful Pad Thai Salad
This beautiful raw vegan Pad Thai salad is loaded with spiralized veggies like zucchini and carrot and a flavorful, creamy peanut butter dressing. Try this crunchy 20-minute low-carb dinner!
Healthy Vegan Grilled Cheese
Make your next vegan grilled cheese healthier by adding grilled zucchini, fresh spinach and avocado! What a delicious way to eat more vegetables.
Quick Hummus Pasta with Veggies
In a hurry? Make hummus pasta with seasonal veggies from broccoli to asparagus or zucchini! This healthy dinner is protein-packed and ready in only 30 minutes.
Chocolate Zucchini Oats
Have you heard of “zoats”? It’s the term for zucchini oats, which means that finely shredded zucchini is mixed with rolled oats, spices and fruit and then eaten for breakfast. Try it cooked or cold from the fridge!
Veggie Bean Chili
This nutritious bean chili isn’t just packed with protein, it also contains finely chopped vegetables like carrots and zucchini, which are well hidden! We love this one-pot meal for batch cooking and reheating.
Vegan Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles
Swap traditional spaghetti for zucchini noodles to save some calories or carbs in your meals! This plant-based dinner idea combines hearty black bean meatballs with a herby marinara sauce with a side of “zoodles.”
Crispy Vegetable Croquettes
Add some carrots and zucchini to your next batch of potato croquettes! They are easy to make and really versatile, from serving them as a side or party snack to feeding your kids more veg.
Loaded Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Zucchini can also be used as a pizza topping! This cauliflower crust is loaded with onion, tomato, chickpeas, zucchini and fresh arugula.
Easy Baked Ratatouille
Doesn’t this veggie side look gorgeous? Baked ratatouille consists of zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, tomatoes and onion — perfect for making during summer.
High-Protein Pesto Pasta
Wonderfully green and packed with nutrients, this high-protein pasta dish is made with bean-based pesto, asparagus, peas and zucchini. Plus, it’s made in one pot!
3-Ingredient Zucchini Soup
If you have heaps of zucchini from your garden or farmers' market, try this simple 3-ingredient zucchini soup! It’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious, crowd-pleasing and pairs well with crusty bread.
Savory Vegan Muffins
Whether you’re looking for a savory snack or a delicious side, these herby zucchini muffins are a must-try! They are topped with crunchy seeds, easy to make and really hit the spot.
Cheesy Zucchini Gratin
Thinly sliced potatoes and zucchini are topped with cheesy cashew cream, herbs and vegan mozzarella for this delicious gratin! Serve with some crusty bread, alongside a soup, or as a light meal.
Smokey Zucchini Dip
Grown too many zucchini? Make this tasty zucchini dip that’s similar to baba ganoush but leaves out the eggplant. Enjoy with crackers or on a sandwich!
Zucchini Brownies with Matcha Frosting
These zucchini brownies are packed with flavor and come with a lovely green cashew matcha frosting! They are easy to make and offer such great texture.
Zucchini Pizza Bites
Make these cute little zucchini pizza bites as an appetizer for your next party! Zucchini rounds are topped with pesto or marinara sauce, veggies and fresh herbs in this recipe.
Italian Tofu Scramble
Spice up your next tofu scramble by creating this Italian-inspired version featuring potatoes, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, garlic and herbs! Perfect for a special weekend breakfast or brunch.
Red Lentil & Zucchini Dahl
Perfect for busy weeknights, this red lentil and zucchini dal is easy to make in only 30 minutes! It packs a lot of protein and essential nutrients and can be enjoyed on its own, with rice or wraps.
Baked Zucchini Fries
Wonderfully crispy on the outside with a tender middle, these baked zucchini fries are a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried fries and such a fun way to eat more veggies! Enjoy them with the whole family.
Vegan Zucchini Lentil Tacos
Spicy zucchini, corn, lentils and a creamy jalapeno-lime sauce join forces in this tasty taco recipe! This satisfying weeknight dinner is loved by vegans and non-vegans alike.
Meaty Stuffed Zucchini Boats
If you’re going to cook for meat-lovers, try these crave-worthy stuffed zucchini boats that are bursting with umami taste! Everyone will love the meaty texture and flavorful tomato sauce.
Sticky Tofu with Soba Noodles
Looking for a tasty midweek dinner? This recipe for sticky tofu with soba noodles is best paired with pickled zucchini and spring onions for a fresh touch. Try it!
Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters
Freshly steamed broccoli and grated zucchini come together with the help of flavorful onions, aromatic garlic and sweet red bell peppers for these vegetable patties. Serve them pan-fried as a side with your favorite dipping sauce!
Baked Vegan Orzo
This baked vegan orzo recipe is an easy throw-it-all-in dish with tender orzo, veggies and a melty cheese topping. Great to feed a crowd and only 5 minutes of prep time needed!
Vegan Zucchini Roll Ups
These wonderful zucchini appetizers are ready to serve in only 20 minutes and are such an eye-catcher! Topped with a simple tomato sauce and filled with a creamy and herby spread, these roll-ups are really delicious.
Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread
If you need to use up your zucchini, just turn it into this chocolate lover’s loaf of rich, fudgy and gooey goodness! Although it tastes just like dessert, this vegan chocolate zucchini bread requires no sugar and hides the veggies wonderfully.
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25+ Best Vegan Zucchini Recipes (Sweet & Savory)
Enjoy summer produce with these fantastic vegan zucchini recipes! You’ll love the following savory meals and appetizers just as much as the sweet breakfasts and desserts. The following quick zucchini tart is perfect for entertaining or light summer dinners.
Zucchini Ricotta Tart
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed from frozen
- ¾ cup vegan ricotta (185 g)
- 2 tablespoons pesto
- 2 zucchini, thinly sliced
- 1 summer squash, thinly sliced
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Vegan shredded cheese, optional
- Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Unfold and roll out the puff pastry rectangle. Transfer to the baking sheet and fold in the borders, about ½ inch wide.
- Combine ricotta and pesto in a small bowl until homogenous, then spread it over the top of the puff pastry.
- Arrange the sliced zucchini and summer squash over the ricotta mixture, creating a pretty pattern.
- Season with salt and pepper and add some vegan cheese shreds if wanted, then transfer the tart to the oven.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes, then remove and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
- You can also use any other veggies like bell peppers, onion or tomatoes for this recipe.
- Feel free to omit the pesto if you’re not a fan.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 353Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 17g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!
Enjoy summer produce with these fantastic vegan zucchini recipes! You’ll love the following savory meals and appetizers just as much as the sweet breakfasts and desserts.