A pile of zucchini and summer squash on a countertop.

Earlier this week, I chatted with my friend Margaret Roach, the master gardener behind A Way to Garden and author of the award-winning book, A Way to Garden, all about farm shares and the unique problems farm share subscribers face.

In our chat, we discuss strategies for dealing with our weekly hauls and share favorite ways to prepare the one vegetable you cannot have enough creative recipes for this time of year: summer squash.

After I hung up the phone with Margaret, I felt inspired to branch out and immediately tried two new recipes, both of which I cannot recommend enough: this simple zucchini sauté over on Smitten Kitchen (so fast! pictured below) and these zucchini tortillas, which are baked, made with four ingredients, and happen to be gluten-free. I’ve rounded up 20 more zucchini recipe ideas below.

You can listen to our chat or read the transcript over on A Way To Garden, where you can also leave a comment to enter a giveaway: Margaret is giving away a copy of my book, Bread Toast Crumbs.

Subscribe to all of Margaret’s future podcast episodes on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or Spotify or Stitcher AND enter to win a copy of Margaret’s A Way to Garden by leaving a comment below. Please tell me if you have a favorite way to prepare zucchini or other summer squash, or simply tell me your favorite summer recipe.

PS: Do you follow Margaret on Instagram? She is the funniest.

The Cover of Margaret Roach's A Way to Garden

20 Zucchini Recipes to Make All Summer Long

Zucchini Tortillas (4-Ingredients, Gluten-Free, Baked) (A new favorite.)

Zucchini tortillas on a plate.

Quick Zucchini Sauté over at Smitten Kitchen (Another new favorite.)

Zucchini sauté with almonds and parmesan.

Raw Summer Squash Salad

summer squash salad

Summer Squash Spaghetti

summer squash spaghetti

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Involtini

Zucchini Bread (Contest Winning 🎉🎉🎉)

Fried Squash Blossoms from Jenny Rosenstach’s Dinner A Love Story: How delicious do these look?

Photo Credit: Jenny Rosenstrach

Sautéed Summer Squash with Mint, Basil & Pine Nuts

Sautéed summer squash on a plate.

Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries over at Marilena’s Kitchen

Zucchini Fries.
Photo by Eva Kolenko for Bread Toast Crumbs.

Roasted Ratatouille = The Best Ratatouille

Veggie-Loaded Stuffed Bell Peppers

Veggie loaded stuffed bell peppers on a platter.

Vegetarian Tortilla Casserole

A piece of vegetarian tortilla casserole on a plate.

Summer Squash Pizza with Burrata and Basil

Summer Squash pizza on a pizza peel.

Zucchini Pickles

zucchini pickles

Grilled Vegetable Tacos

vegetable tacos

Toasted Orecchiette with Zucchini & Corn

Orecchiette with zucchini and corn.

Hetty McKinnon’s Melted Zucchini Pasta

Photo Credit: Hetty McKinnon

Zucchini Relish over on Delish.Com


Zucchini Parmesan

Just-baked zucchini parmesan.