Zucchini Lemon Bundt Cake

Let’s be honest, if we really want to use up a lot of zucchini we should make ratatouille or zucchini fritters or myriad other savory dishes that can be the centerpiece of a meal. Zucchini bread/cake does not really use up that much, or maybe I just don’t have the right recipes. However, this cake I've adapted from David Lebovitz is worth making, and it uses 3 small-medium zucchini, which might make a dent if you have a backlog of zucchini, ... Read more »

Green Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Couscous steams in 10 minutes, is a lovely absorbent base for bright dressings and can be tossed with most anything. It's a good thing to have on hand when you're short on time.  ... Read more »

Grated Vegetable Sauté with Peanut Sauce

This is a simplified version of this and can be adapted to suit your needs. I often make more peanut/tahini sauce than I need for a specific dish and then use leftover sauce on these quickly sautéed vegetables. This recipe makes a lot of sauce so feel free to halve it if you want. It stores well for 5 days, covered, in the fridge. ... Read more »

Charred Zucchini with Zhoug and Feta

Zhoug is an herb and green chile sauce/paste from Yemen but popular in Israel as well and other parts of the Middle East. ... Read more »

Ratatouille

  I love the time of year when I can make ratatouille, when sweet peppers, eggplant, summer squash and tomatoes are all at their peak--usually beginning early August and lasting until mid-to late September. In my cook-with-what-you-have version quantities are easily adapted and the ratios are not critical so scale up or down as needed. It is important to cook some of the vegetables separately so that you don't crowd the pans and steam... Read more »

Grilled Zucchini with Salsa Verde (Parsley, Lemon, Garlic Sauce)

  Simple, delicious and beautiful on a hot day, any day, really. You can use other summer squash in place of the zucchini.  I began making this dish for my family when I was in high school and it's remained a standby.  ... Read more »