Thai Coconut Zucchini Soup
This is one of those soups perfectly bridges the gap between summer and fall, when the nights start to cool down but the garden is still cranking. It is a symphony of dichotomies: creamy yet chunky, spicy and sweet, filling yet light.
This is best with full-fat coconut milk. Since you’ll only be using 1/2 cup, you can freeze the remainder (or better yet freeze it in two 1/2 cup portions) so that you can pull it out the next time you make this recipe.
Tempeh Meatballs with Pesto Zucchini Noodles
If you want to add some regular noodles to this dish, you certainly can. The addition of the zucchini noodles will still boost your vegetable intake and decrease the amount of noodles needed. Or for a true summer meal, light and fresh, make it exactly as directed.
Thai Squash, Red Pepper and Tofu Curry
To amp up the Thai flavors (and nutrition) try using unrefined coconut oil for this curry. To amplify the effect, use coconut milk- but don't let it limit you. If you don't have an open can sitting around, feel free to use any milk you have in your fridge. This one is hard to screw up! For added heat, throw in some chili flakes or hot sauce, for extra green, try a handful of spinach towards the end of cooking. Great served over rice for a complete meal.
Zucchini Noodles with Basil and Fresh Tomato
Talk about summer in a bowl. You can't go wrong with tomatoes, basil and garlic. This version of pesto pasta used zucchini in place of wheat noodles for a fresh and healthy update. The pesto is a rustic version like an old Italian grandmother would make. Mince it up as finely as possible, but don't worry too much about it all being uniform. This will be chunkier than most pestos you find.
To make this a full meal, top with walnuts and chèvre.
West African Noodles with Summer Squash Ribbons and Cherry Tomatoes
Lighten up your pasta by adding vegetable noodles, in this case summer squash, to bulk out the dish without weighing you down. The West African Sauce is an exotic play on a more traditional tomato sauce, adding some excitement to every bite. To make it a full meal, just add 1/2 a can of chickpeas for some added protein and fiber.
Zucchini and Carrot Chickpea Fritters
These fritters are the perfect light meal or quick side. Complete with plenty of vegetables, protein from the garbanzo beans and egg, as well as plenty of flavor, this one will satisfy all your cravings.
It is important that the shredded vegetables are as dry as possible for this recipe, or the batter will end up wet and the fritters will not hold together in your pan. Follow the directions carefully!
Chard, Zucchini and Orzo
Often overlooked, chard is a delicious and nutritious way to incorporate rich antioxidants into your diet. When paired with zucchini and shared over orzo pasta and feta, you'll find a new friendly recipe for a go-to meal that everyone will love!
As a member of the goosefoot family, (which includes beets and spinach), chard also provides an abundant source of vitamins K, A and C. Rich in polyphenol antioxidants it contains cardio-protective flavonoids as well as. Flavonoids are powerful ...