14 Easy Zucchini Recipes (Plant-Based!)

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Assortment of easy zucchini recipes

Summer squash season is here, and we’re ready for it! Zucchini is one of our favorite veggies because it’s ultra-versatile, fresh, hydrating, and nutrient-rich. To help you find new ways to enjoy the bounty of zucchini this season, we’ve gathered easy zucchini recipes including delicious desserts, zoodle-y pastas, and so much more! Scroll down to see all of our favorite plant-based zucchini recipes.

Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!

Zucchini Recipes

SUPER HEALTHY Zucchini Berry Smoothie! 8 nutrient-packed ingredients, 1 blender, 5 minutes, SO CREAMY! #vegan #glutenfree #raw #zucchini #smoothie #plantbased #recipe #minimalistbaker
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Creamy Zucchini Blueberry Smoothie
Creamy, nutritious zucchini smoothie with bananas, blueberries, greens, and hemp seeds! Loaded with 8 whole ingredients, plus 1 blender and 10 minutes required! Entirely vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with health benefits.
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AMAZING Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread! 1 bowl, naturally sweetened, SO delicious! #chocolate #zucchini #recipe #vegan #glutenfree #minimalistbaker
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1-Bowl Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Fluffy, tender, insanely delicious Chocolate Zucchini Bread! Made in just 1 bowl, naturally sweetened, SO delicious!
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Frosted Gluten-Free Zucchini Cake on a cutting board with a slice removed
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Gluten-Free Zucchini Cake (Dairy-Free)
1-bowl gluten-free zucchini cake (or bread!) that tastes just like the original! Made with wholesome ingredients and dairy-free cream cheese icing.
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Plate of stacked Vegan Zucchini Fritters topped with dairy-free yogurt and dill
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Easy Zucchini Fritters
Incredibly fresh, flavorful vegan zucchini fritters ready in just 30 minutes with simple ingredients. Zesty, herby, incredibly versatile, and a delicious plant-based, gluten-free side or snack.
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Fork and knife on a plate for cutting into a Vegan Zucchini Boat
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Easy Vegan Zucchini Boats
Hearty yet light, these EASY vegan zucchini boats are seared then stuffed with flavorful marinara and our homemade vegan sausage, then baked until bubbly and tender. The ultimate side or main for Italian night. Just 10 ingredients required!
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Wooden salad bowl loaded with Abundance Kale Salad
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Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing
An abundant kale salad with roasted sweet potato, zucchini, avocado, sprouts, crispy chickpeas, and kimchi! Topped with a savory tahini dressing, this salad makes the perfect 30-minute meal or side.
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Teal bowl filled with Grilled Corn & Zucchini Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
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Grilled Corn & Zucchini Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
An amazing, light summer dish: 30-minute Grilled Zucchini & Corn Salad with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette! Top with roasted chickpeas for even more protein.
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Sprinkling vegan parmesan cheese onto a skillet of Zucchini Gratin
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Vegan Zucchini Gratin
10-ingredient vegan, gluten-free gratin loaded with zucchini, asparagus, and onion. So easy, quick, and delicious.
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Wooden spoon resting in a pot of Creamy Vegan White Pasta with Summer Vegetables
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Creamy Vegan White Pasta with Summer Vegetables
A light, cheesy white vegan pasta with summer vegetables. Incredibly versatile, 10 ingredients, and a delicious plant-based side or entrée!
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Pan and plates of Vegan Gluten-Free Zucchini Lasagna
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8-Ingredient Zucchini Lasagna (GF)
Healthy, 8-ingredient lasagna made with zucchini noodles, organic red sauce, and macadamia nut ricotta "cheese"! Hearty, wholesome, and so delicious.
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Plate of zucchini noodles topped with Vegan Lentil Bolognese
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Zucchini Pasta with Lentil Bolognese
A hearty red sauce with lentils and carrots over zucchini noodles! A flavorful, healthy, 30-minute plant-based meal.
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Big plate of Vegan Cashew Alfredo made with zucchini noodles
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30-Minute Cashew Alfredo
Creamy, saucy cashew alfredo in 30 minutes! The perfect plant-based sauce for all your pasta night needs.
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Bowl of Vegan Minestrone beside vegetables, vegan parmesan, and gluten-free noodles
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1-Pot Vegan Minestrone (Gluten-Free)
Easy, 1-pot vegan and gluten-free Minestrone! Simple, wholesome ingredients, 30 minutes to prepare. SO delicious and perfect for fall and winter!
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Wooden spoon in a pot of Tomato and Vegetable White Bean Soup
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Tomato and Vegetable White Bean Soup
A hearty 1-pot winter soup that's brothy and tomato-infused and chock-full of hearty veggies like squash, kale, and potatoes. White beans provide extra protein and a buttery finish. The perfect healthy lunch or dinner for colder months.
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  1. Terre says

    Your vegan parmesan has become a staple in our house.
    Thank you for such a great recipe!

    PS: I keep cashews in the freezer, just to make your parmesan. When the cashews are so cold, they’re much less likely to try to become cashew butter when I blend them.

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