This list of 25+ tasty Courgette Recipes (zucchini recipes) is sure to inspire you! Use up those courgettes with these simple, tasty vegetarian and vegan courgette recipes. From breakfast and lunch to dinner and dessert, I've got you covered.
Are courgettes (zucchini) taking over your vegetable gardens?
I'm most certainly not green fingered, but even I can't help but see them piled up on the shelves of the grocery store. Have you tried growing courgettes?
They're bursting out of CSA veg boxes and being passed to neighbours. But don't stick to the same old recipes to use up healthy courgettes!
Try some of these inspiring dishes. I've got you covered with breakfast, appetizers, side dishes, mains and desserts. I love using them, and you can check out my courgette archive.
These are all vegetarian and vegan courgette recipes and zucchini recipes.
So they'll show how you can turn this humble and prolific summer squash into a multitude of tasty dishes.
You won't get bored of them when there are so many tasty recipes to try!
What flavors go with zucchini?
I love using courgettes in both sweet and savory recipes. They add bulk, color and flavor to all sorts of recipes.
Try courgette with garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, cinnamon, chocolate or ginger.
It's also great with lemon, feta cheese, parmesan, ricotta, goat's cheese.
If you don't like courgette, you're probably cooking it wrong.
If not treated properly, it can turn into a bland, mushy mess. You want to stay away from boiling or over-steaming it. It has such a high water content that it quickly collapses.
Some recipes call for pre-salting them, but even easier is to just cook courgettes quickly at a high heat.
They're perfect quickly sauteed in a frying pan, or flash cooked on a grill or griddle pan
Courgette can also be eaten raw. Wash it well then thinly shave it into a salad. Or make courgetti (zoodles) by spiralizing it and using it instead of pasta for a healthier alternative.
Although you may think courgettes/zucchini are vegetables, they're actually Fruits, botanically-speaking.
These summer squashes are oblong in shape and are green, yellow or striped.
Courgette is the young fruit, and older ones are tougher and called marrow. It comes from the same family as cucumber, melon, and squash.
The skin of courgettes is edible. They can be eaten raw, fried, roasted or grilled.
They have a high water content, so aren't great boiled as they'll fall apart.
The mild flavor lends itself well to sweet dishes as well as savory and they are one of the most popular vegetables to use in desserts.
25+ Tasty Courgette Recipes
Looking for courgette recipes to use up courgettes (zucchini)? This list of tasty recipes will inspire you, from soup and salad, to dinner and cake!
In late summer, gardens, vegetable patches and CSA vegetable boxes are bursting with the summer squash. Luckily, courgette is very versatile and can be used in loads of delicious recipes.
When I have extra courgettes, my first recipe is usually soup, then cake. Or cake, then soup. Or both. But there are also many many ways to use up courgettes, so you won't get bored.
Read on to find inspiring, healthy, vegetarian and vegan courgette recipes.
Courgette Soup with Basil
This velvety courgette soup is a tasty way to use up courgettes. It’s quick, easy and delicious and you only need 5 ingredients and 15 minutes for this creamy vegan soup.
46 calories and 2 Weight Watchers points!
Courgette Cake with Lemon Drizzle
Try this super popular Lemon Courgette Cake with Lemon Drizzle! It is a moist one-bowl zucchini cake / courgette cake that is a really delicious way to use up seasonal gluts. There is reduced sugar in the cake, so much of the sweetness comes from the lemon drizzle icing. Dairy free and easily vegan, gluten-free.
Blueberry Courgette Muffins (zucchini)
Try these super easy 1 bowl Courgette Muffins with Blueberries. They are moist, fluffy and tasty, plus these muffins are healthier because they have yogurt and applesauce instead of oil and milk.
Chocolate Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies
You’ll love these chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies! Fresh zucchini is grated up then added to oatmeal cookie dough along with raisins and chocolate chips for a soft cookie with great texture, sweetness, and the health benefits of zucchini!
Cheesy Courgette Fritters Recipe
Courgette Fritters (aka Courgette Pancakes) are super quick and easy. They get wonderfully crispy on the outside with soft delicate courgette inside. The cheese adds a hit of flavour and melts in the middle. They’re wonderful as a side dish, snack, dinner or even breakfast!
Chocolate, Courgette (Zucchini) and Pecan Brownies - Vegan
These chocolate courgette brownies are moist, soft, fudgy and sooooo tasty. Pecans add a lovely crunchy texture, and the grated courgette makes them moist and delicious.
Zucchini (Courgette) and Dark Chocolate Chunk Pancakes with Maple Yogurt
Shredded courgettes and dark chocolate chunks are added to these pancakes for an extra special treat. The courgette fades into them leaving little flecks of green. Maple sweetened yogurt adds a special topping, along with a shaving of dark chocolate.
Spiralized Courgette (Courgetti) with Pea Mint Sauce
Spiralized courgetti is a healthy, low-carb easy way to make ‘pasta’. It’s a great way to get extra vegetables into your diet. The pea and mint sauce can be whipped up in minutes and is a lovely fresh, springlike flavour that goes beautifully with the veg pasta.It's a nearly 100% vegetable meal that's ready in minutes.
Miso Roasted Mushrooms with Courgetti
Miso roasted mushrooms bring a lovely earthy, umami taste to this dish and pair beautifully with the dense bite of the spiralised courgette/zucchini noodles. It's a tasty meal that's full of healthy vegetables and ready in just 35 minutes.
Vegan Courgetti and Beet Balls
Beetroot balls are bright purple, easy to make and taste great! They are nicely dense and packed with flavour from the toasted walnuts and herbs, which pair beautifully with the earthy beetroot. They’re perfect on top of courgetti (zoodles). Vegan.
Low-Carb Zucchini Egg Nests
This Low-Carb Breakfast Egg Nest recipe is perfect for meal-prep. Prepare it ahead of time and make a double batch for a week’s worth of healthy & quick breakfasts. This recipe is also whole-30, paleo, gluten-free, and vegetarian.
Vegetarian Zucchini and Eggplant Lasagna
Try using roasted zucchini and Japanese eggplant to replace the noodles in this vegetable-loaded and gluten-free recipe for vegetarian zucchini and eggplant lasagna.
Spicy Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles
These courgette pickles are sweet and spicy with a vinegary bite. You could put them on anything from salads to sandwiches. They’ll keep for about a month in the fridge, if they make it that long.
Courgette Noodle Curry Coconut Soup with Grilled Tofu
This soup has a rich curry and coconut based broth seasoned with flavours of garlic and ginger and then there’s marinated grilled tofu with loads of veggies, including mushrooms, peppers and spinach. Plus courgetti noodles!
Vegan Pizza Primavera with Zucchini, Asparagus, and Burst Cherry Tomatoes
This pizza has a crisp bottomed crust and is topped with vegetables, creamy vegan cheese rosemary, and a garlicky white sauce base. It’s great way to use slices of courgette.
Courgette Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Courgette Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, slightly chewy and just oh so good. They are a one-bowl nut free recipe that's suitable for school lunches.
Mexican Courgette Soup
This soup is a simple, comforting authentic Mexican dish traditionally called sopa de calabacitas. It’s very easy to make in under 20 minutes and is a flavorful soup.
Julia Child's Sautéed Shredded Courgette
This shredded zucchini recipe from Julia Child is a delicious 10 minute side dish. It's so simple and brings out the natural goodness of fresh zucchini, plus it proves that you don’t need to get complicated or fancy to make something great.
Jamie Oliver's Courgette and Pea Pasta
Jamie Oliver’s courgette and pea pasta with fresh mint & chilli is a brilliantly simple dish, perfect for bringing a little sunshine to the family dinner table.
Stuffed Zucchini Boats With Quinoa and Pico De Gallo
These rockin’ quinoa stuffed zucchini boats are both a feast for the eyes and the mouth! Naturally gluten-free, they are topped with pico de gallo and mozzarella. Easily vegan.
Grain-Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins – Paleo Muffins!
Grain-Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo friendly. These paleo chocolate zucchini muffins are tender, chocolaty, and perfect for breakfast or snack.
Baked Zucchini Fries
These Oven Baked Zucchini Fries are a healthy alternative to deep fried, and they’re super easy to make! Nice and crispy on the outside thanks to panko breadcrumbs, these are a tasty, crunchy treat.
Courgette Tart with Rainbow Cherry Tomatoes
Courgette Tart with Rainbow Cherry Tomatoes is one quick and easy appetizer or light lunch to serve up. Fresh spiralized courgette, onions, and tomatoes come together on a puff pastry. A vegetarian dish that is quick to make.
Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Spiced Cream
This Chocolate Cake Roll is a chocolate lover’s dream! A chocolate zucchini sponge cake is baked on a jelly roll pan that is later filled with a spiced cream filling. This zucchini recipe is similar to a swiss roll, just minus the chocolate frosting.
Zucchini Lemon Jalapeño Muffins
Zucchini Lemon Jalapeño Muffins are yummy at every bite. Delicious for breakfast or serve with a big bowl of chili. Ready in just 35 minutes.
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
I have so many courgette/zucchini in my fridge right now so this round up is perfect timing! I love how versatile they are, from sweet to savoury. Such a delicious round up! Thanks so very much for including my soup 🙂
Andrea The Petite Cook
These all look amazing! Can't wait to try them all 🙂