First courses with zucchini: the 10 best recipes (plus one)

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First courses with zucchini, the collection of ten vegan and vegetarian courses

First courses with zucchini, here is a collection of vegetarian and vegan recipes absolutely to try!

Le zucchini, vegetables originating from Central America, low in calories and rich in water, are present on the fruit and vegetable stands in spring and summer; appreciated by children for theirs sweet and delicate flavor, they can be eaten both raw and cooked.

Rich in vitamins and mineral salts, courgettes are used in the preparation of various recipes; their flavor enriches first and second courses but also savory and sweet leavened products.
Today we have selected for you ten first courses based on courgettes that we are sure you will like them very much.


Homemade pappardelle with zucchini cream and ginger

Homemade pappardelle with zucchini cream are a genuine first course to be prepared with fresh seasonal vegetables. The velvety courgette cream has a very delicate flavor which, thanks to the addition of fresh ginger, has a very pleasant note of freshness. The recipe to prepare this first course can be found here.


Venere rice with courgettes

Venere rice with zucchini is the recipe for a tasty and satiating first course. The strong flavor of black rice goes perfectly with the flavor of the courgette which, in this preparation, is offered with two different cooking methods. To be served both hot and cold, this dish is a valid alternative to the classic rice salad; the complete recipe is here.

Cold saffron pasta with courgettes and aubergines

A first course to be served cold is definitely saffron pasta with courgettes and aubergines. The precious golden spice colors and gives an unmistakable aroma to the pasta and this goes perfectly with the flavor of the all-vegetable sauce. A perfect dish also for an outdoor picnic that will appeal to young and old alike, the recipe is here.

Spelled salad with chickpeas and vegetables

Spelled, chickpea and vegetable salad is a really tasty summer first course. Colorful and tasty, it also has a high satiating power; spelled is rich in fiber and vegetable proteins and, combined with legumes and vegetables such as courgettes, it becomes a truly complete dish. The recipe to prepare this fresh salad can be found here.

Stuffed courgettes with millet and olives

Stuffed courgettes with millet and olives, a tantalizing and easy to make first course, perfect to prepare for a buffet or dinner, and to be consumed the next day on a lunch break. Here the complete recipe.


Round courgettes stuffed with rice and potatoes

Stuffed zucchini is a really tasty and easy to prepare dish. In fact, these vegetables are well suited to these preparations; the most suitable are round courgettes because after cooking they remain firm and are also beautiful to look at. The filling can also be prepared according to your personal tastes or you can follow this infallible recipe.

Wholemeal spaghetti with caper, courgette and ginger sauce

Another great dish to prepare with zucchini is certainly this; fast, simple and low in calories, it will win you over at the first taste. Wholemeal spaghetti with caper, courgette and ginger sauce are a summer dish that you can also serve cold, you can find the recipe here.

Cous cous vegan alle verdure

Couscous is a dish of North African origins that can also be seasoned with seasonal vegetables and legumes; to be consumed cold, it is an excellent solution for meals on the hottest days of the year. We advise you to prepare it with zucchini in a cruelty free version, a complete recipe from a nutritional point of view, colorful and tasty, you can find it here.

Gnocchi with courgette flowers

Homemade gnocchi are a dish that always pleases the whole family, whether they are vegetarian or vegan, they are a tasty and satiating meal. To be done with potatoes, carrots or just water and flour, they can be seasoned with many vegetables. In this recipe we advise you to prepare them with zucchini flowers, the dressing is obviously based on the green vegetable; the recipe for making zucchini flower gnocchi is here.

Chinese rice dumplings with carrots, zucchini and onion

Chinese rice dumplings are a typical dish of Chinese culinary culture, made with rice flour and water and are usually seasoned with vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts and soy sauce. Today we advise you to dress them with zucchini, in this way you will prepare a light, colorful and tasty first course that we will surely like, the complete recipe is here.

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Vegan zucchini noodles

Zucchini spaghetti is a very quick first course to prepare, perfect for the summer when it's too hot to stay in front of the stove. To be cooked close to meals or even in advance, they are perfect to be consumed even during the work break or on the beach under an umbrella. Find out here how to prepare them very easily.

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