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7 Zucchini Recipes You'll Make All Summer Long

06/07/2014 07:39 am ET | Updated Aug 07, 2014

Whether you're in the mood for healthy soup, a savory summer side or a sweet snack, these zucchini recipes have you covered.

1. Sautéed Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes

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This side dish of crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions sautéed in olive oil is one of those dishes where the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts. Pair it with grilled salmon and orzo doused with lemon and olive oil for a light and easy weeknight meal. GET THE RECIPE

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes the perfect afternoon snack whenever you're in need of a chocolate fix. It has a deep chocolate flavor from unsweetened cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate chips, yet it's not so sweet that it tastes like dessert. It's also loaded with zucchini, so there's some virtue in it. GET THE RECIPE

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Zucchini masquerading as noodles with a garlicky pesto sauce...what could be better? GET THE RECIPE

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The word fritter usually conjures up something heavy and deep-fried, but these zucchini pancakes are as light and delicate as can be. I like them best as a light vegetarian meal or mezze (small plate) with tzatziki and a Greek salad, but they're also delicious as a side to any Mediterranean-style fish, chicken or lamb dish. GET THE RECIPE

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This silky puréed soup is surprisingly healthy: there's no heavy cream or dairy in it, just a handful of toasted walnuts to thicken it up. GET THE RECIPE

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Kids love this quick bread because it tastes absolutely nothing like zucchini. But for the teeny-tiny green flecks, you would never even know a vegetable is involved. GET THE RECIPE

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Raw zucchini is wonderful when sliced very thin, carpaccio-thin. In this recipe it's topped with feta, dill, and walnuts for a Greek spin, but it would be equally delicious with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, basil, and pine nuts. GET THE RECIPE