6 Mouthwatering Ways to Use Fresh Summer Zucchini

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 4:47 PM, August 5, 2016

Rachael Ray Show

Aired August 5, 2016

Summer is in full bloom and your local market most likely has some crisp and perfectly ripe zucchini for sale. Snatch some up and make one of these six delicious dishes!

No. 1: Zucchini and Corn Chili

Grab some fresh zucchini and corn and whip up a batch of this quick-cooking and multi-layered veggie chili!

No. 2: Jeanette's No-Cook Peanut Zoodles

If you’re craving noodles but don’t want a bowl of starchy carbs, try this delicious peanutty “zoodle” recipe. Just use a spiralizer to make your zucchini “zoodles.” Bonus – you don’t even need to turn on the oven for this recipe!

No. 3: Marc Murphy's Zucchini, Pecorino, and Mint Salad

This creative salad features zucchini cut into spaghetti-like strands tossed with a dressing of olive oil, lemon and mint and topped with shaved pecorino.

No. 4: Ratatouille Lasagna

This gluten-free take on lasagna features grilled or roasted vegetables instead of pasta. Rach layers her veggies with ricotta mixed with a parsley and walnut pesto. No one will miss the gluten in this dish.

No. 5: Cookie Monster’s Sausage and Zucchini Strata

Cookie Monster visited Rach to show her how to make one of his favorite healthy recipes, a whole wheat, cheese and zucchini strata. The kids will never know how much healthy zucchini they’re eating.

No. 6: Jeanette's No-Cook Italian Salad

This fresh, delicious and nutritious salad features couscous, salami, mozzarella, spinach, zucchini and more mouthwatering ingredients.

What’s your favorite way to cook zucchini? Tell us below.