07/09/2012 09:41 am ET Updated Jul 11, 2014

Recipes That'll Make You Fall In Love With Zucchini All Over Again

Eclectic Recipes

We've been conditioned to enjoy zucchini all year long, but the truth is that just like all vegetables, it tastes best in season. Great news: it's zucchini season.

Zucchini is one of the most versatile vegetables around -- it can be delicious raw, grilled, marinated, baked, fried, pureed into soup -- we have a lot of ideas for this summer squash. Unlike its milder counterparts, yellow crookneck squash, pattypan squash, etc., zucchini is aggressively verdant. Even when you fry it, you know you're eating a vegetable. For some people, that may detract from its appeal. But for us, it's a major part of why we love it so much. If you're not yet a believer, these recipes will show you the light.

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