Second courses with zucchini: the 10 best recipes

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Second courses with zucchini, here is a collection of light and tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes absolutely to try

Second courses with zucchini, here is a collection of light and tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes absolutely to try

Zucchini are vegetables fruit of the summer, usually green in color, they can be elongated or rounded. Low in calories and rich in nutritional properties, they are edible both raw and cooked.

For their sweet taste and their versatility they are used in the preparation of different dishes, both as a main ingredient and added; below, we have selected for you ten recipes of main courses with courgettes which represent a tasty alternative to meat or fish.


Stuffed courgettes

Stuffed courgettes are one of the most popular second courses, loved by young and old. Round or elongated, it doesn't matter, courgettes can be hollowed out and stuffed at will with both cereals and seasonal vegetables. From cherry tomatoes to asparagus, from millet to rice, there are many options to experiment beyond the meat. Here 15 ideas.

Savory zucchini pancakes

Savory pancakes, a variant of the classic pancakes for breakfast, are tasty and delicious and you can also serve them cold with a good seasonal side dish. Flavored with fresh chives, they have a really nice flavor as you can find out by following our recipe for zucchini pancakes.

Aubergine Meatballs

Meatballs are a symbolic dish of our culinary tradition and even in the vegetarian version they are very tasty. Here you will find the recipe for preparing zucchini meatballs flavored with ginger and cooked in the oven.

Savory pie with carrots and zucchini

The savory pie is a perfect second course to be served even at room temperature, the filling can be changed by combining the zucchini with other seasonal vegetables such as aubergines or snow peas. The base of the cake is a tasty and crunchy shortcrust pastry with oil; the recipe for making this savory pie is here.

Zucchini omelette

The zucchini omelette is a second dish loved by young and old; to be prepared with raw or previously cooked zucchini, it is also possible to prepare it in a vegan version with chickpea flour. 

Hamburger Zucchini

Veggie burgers are a great alternative to meat-based classics. Perfect for enticing children to eat vegetables, you can serve them on the plate or even in homemade hamburger buns with brewer's yeast or sourdough. Zucchini burgers remain soft and delicious and are perfect for a delicious dinner.

Parmesan zucchini

Zucchini parmigiana is a really tasty summer dish and is appreciated by young and old alike. There are many variations to prepare this dish of the Mediterranean tradition: with or without béchamel, without frying vegetables, with or without lactose. Surely among our selection you will find the zucchini parmigiana recipe that will conquer your palate.

Tomatoes stuffed with couscous and zucchini

With tomatoes stuffed with couscous and zucchini you can appreciate this vegetable as an added ingredient; the courgette gives this dish color and a very good flavor. Perfect for the whole family, you can also prepare it well in advance. Go to the recipe for tomatoes stuffed with couscous and zucchini.

Rolls of grilled zucchini and pistachios

Vegetarian rolls are a truly delicious solution for serving vegetables in an original and delicious way. And courgettes are well suited for this purpose. You can serve the grilled zucchini and pistachio rolls together with aubergine caviar and croutons.

Zucchini flan

The zucchini flan is another delicious recipe to enjoy this vegetable according to your tastes and your imagination. To be customized by adding other ingredients, it is also possible to make it in a completely cruelty free version. The flan can be prepared in various ways, including by placing the ingredients in a mold to obtain a salty zucchini plumcake, an excellent solution for meals to be eaten away from home.

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