Monday, August 27, 2012

5 Fun Zucchini Recipes

Crunchy Zucchini Rounds With Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Take advantage of zucchini's vibrant green color, and work it into bite-size appetizers like these crunchy rounds. Topped off with sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese, they'll look almost as good as they taste.
Each mouthful of this savory starter promises a ton of flavor for very few calories (86 for three zucchini rounds).

Marinated Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad

This colorful summer salad packs a lot of flavor, considering how few ingredients and how little of your time it requires. And, you'll get an added kick of vitamin A from the fresh basil.
Use the peeler lengthwise rather than horizontally to create long, beautiful green and yellow ribbons of squash.
Marinated zucchini and squash salad

Zucchini Fries

If you're looking for a crispy summer snack, try making these Parmesan-encrusted zucchini fries.
The secret to their light, lean taste? These squash strips get breaded and baked, instead of thrown into a deep fryer. And, you can lower the cholesterol content by ditching the yolk and using only egg whites.
Note: make sure you use a Clean seasoned breadcrumb, like Ian's or whole wheat panko. Most breadcrumbs are an Unclean nightmare jumble of ingredients!

Zucchini Fries

Zucchini With Corn and Cilantro

If you're planning on serving salsa or guacamole, you should consider serving this instead. It has much less sodium than salsa and contains a lot less fat than traditional guac. Plus, each serving is only 62 calories.
With a total prep and cooking time of less than 20 minutes, this veggie medley is a keeper!

Zucchini & corn :"salsa" with Cilantro

Tomato-Zucchini Bake

Pair your zucchini with other summer veggies you probably already have on hand, like tomato and corn, and toss them into the oven. This light summer entrée will leave you with tons of crunch and color. Plus, baking this dish means you'll get a delicious crisp without the added fat of frying.

 Tomato & Zucchini Bake

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