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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.
07/26/2015 07:05am ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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