07/26/2015 07:05 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

6 Deliciously Different Zucchini Recipes

There's no shortage of zucchini this time of year. From zucchini carpaccio to zucchini pancakes, here are six deliciously different ways to use it.

1. Zucchini "Carpaccio" with Feta, Walnuts & Dill


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

2. Creamed Zucchini with Garlic & Basil


Imagine creamed spinach, only with zucchini. This delicate yet rich dish is easy to make -- and it's great for entertaining because you can make it ahead of time. GET THE RECIPE

3. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread


This quick 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 but it's not so sweet that it tastes like dessert. GET THE RECIPE

4. Sauteed Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes


Crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes, sweet red onions: put together, this dish is far greater than the sum of its parts. Pair it with grilled chicken for a light and easy weeknight meal. GET THE RECIPE

5. Zucchini Fritters with Feta & Dill


These zucchini pancakes are as light and delicate as can be. I like them best as a mezze with tzatziki and a Greek salad, but they're also delicious as a side to any Mediterranean-style chicken or lamb dish. GET THE RECIPE

6. Zucchini "Noodles" with Pesto & Pine Nuts


Zucchini masquerading as noodles with a garlicky pesto sauce and toasted pine nuts -- what could be better? GET THE RECIPE