Slideshow: 24 Zucchini and Summer Squash Recipes We Love

Zucchini Rolls with Goat Cheese and Mint
Zucchini Rolls with Goat Cheese and Mint

These zucchini rolls make delicious hors d'oeuvres for your summer barbecue.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Summer Squash Sandwich Stackers
Summer Squash Sandwich Stackers

These lemony summer squash pickles taste great in a sandwich, or on top of crostini with some cheddar cheese.

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[Photograph: Marisa McClellan]

Roasted Zucchini-Chickpea Dip with Za'atar
Roasted Zucchini-Chickpea Dip with Za'atar

The sweetness of roasted zucchini lends a lightness to this dip, far more interesting than your typical hummus.

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[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Quinoa Salad with Grilled Zucchini, Feta, and Poblanos
Quinoa Salad with Grilled Zucchini, Feta, and Poblanos

The sweetness of grilled zucchini meets the mild heat of poblano peppers in this quinoa salad.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Dry-Fried Pork with Zucchini
Dry-Fried Pork with Zucchini

The Sichuan technique of "dry frying" is a method that concentrates the flavor of the meat, and creates a crisp browned exterior.

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[Photograph: Chichi Wang]

Grilled Zucchini with Arugula, Pecorino, and Pinenut Salad
Grilled Zucchini with Arugula, Pecorino, and Pinenut Salad

Crisp arugula and shaved pecorino turns this zucchini into a fresh and flavorful salad.

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[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Grilled Zucchini with Olives, Parsley and Lemon
Grilled Zucchini with Olives, Parsley and Lemon

Or, for a different twist on the dish, try adding olives and parsley, instead.

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[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Chilled Summer Squash Soup with Yogurt, Mint, and Sourdough Croutons
Chilled Summer Squash Soup with Yogurt, Mint, and Sourdough Croutons

This chilled summer squash soup is a great way to cool off during the hot summer months.

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[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Make-Ahead Zucchini and Quinoa Dill Bisque
Make-Ahead Zucchini and Quinoa Dill Bisque

Subbing quinoa for milk or cream keeps this bisque tasty and light.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

Make-Ahead Spaghetti With Arugula Jalapeño Pesto and Zucchini
Make-Ahead Spaghetti With Arugula Jalapeño Pesto and Zucchini

The jalapeño in this pesto adds a spicy kick. And for even more heat, you can leave the seeds in the jalapeño.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

Make-Ahead Zucchini and Roasted Potato Puttanesca
Make-Ahead Zucchini and Roasted Potato Puttanesca

Here's another zucchini-pasta substitution that's easy to make ahead for a quick lunch.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

Penne with Fried Zucchini, Sun Golds, and Arugula
Penne with Fried Zucchini, Sun Golds, and Arugula

And of course, if you have some sun gold tomatoes on hand, you can always fry the zucchini and toss it with some penne for a delicious, simple dinner.

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[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Spring Vegetable Risotto With Asparagus, Zucchini, Fava Beans, Snap Peas, and Morels
Spring Vegetable Risotto With Asparagus, Zucchini, Fava Beans, Snap Peas, and Morels

This risotto is a great way to employ fresh veggies, and it's a perfect light dinner for hot summer days.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Quick Zucchini and Dill Pancakes
Quick Zucchini and Dill Pancakes

And for a delicious Sunday brunch, try these zucchini and dill pancakes. They're quick and easy.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Easy Pan Pizza With Zucchini, Red Onion, and Pistachios
Easy Pan Pizza With Zucchini, Red Onion, and Pistachios

The zucchini on this pizza adds a roasty sweetness, and the whole dish is entirely vegan!

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Easy Ratatouille with Chicken
Easy Ratatouille with Chicken

One-pot meals needn't be boring! This ratatouille is simple, but delicious. And the freshness of the summer veggies—especially the zucchini—really brings the flavor to life.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Grilled Ratatouille
Grilled Ratatouille

And for yet another twist on the traditional ratatouille, fire up the grill. This one delivers a robust, smoky flavor that makes it ideal for a hearty side or light main.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Charred Corn and Zucchini Tacos
Charred Corn and Zucchini Tacos

Charring the corn and zucchini brings out the natural sweetness in the veggies. Either use your favorite jarred salsa verde, or make your own!

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]