Black Bean Cakes with Tomatoes and Spicy Yogurt Sauce

Ingredients: 2 (15 ounce) cans low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped (any color will do) 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 cup green onion or scallion, chopped 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 cup all […]

Reader Recipe Submitted by Linda McElhinny – Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes, drained 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 4 cloves minced garlic 10 basil leaves, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Parmesan cheese Directions: Chop tomatoes and let excess liquid drain in a strainer. Meanwhile, chop garlic and basil leaves. Mix tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil and salt and pepper […]

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds green beans 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 cup butter 1 tablespoon sugar 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 5-6 leaves of sweet basil, torn 2 cups halved red and yellow cherry tomatoes Directions: Wash beans, trim ends and cut in half if large. In a large […]

Balsamic Roasted Tomato-Spinach-Bacon Pie

Ingredients: 1 refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box 9 medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeded 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or pure olive oil 3 eggs 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (4 […]

Zucchini Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 1/3 cups sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini Caramel frosting: 1 cup packed brown sugar […]

Zucchini Dessert Squares

Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups cold butter Filling: 8 to 10 cups cubed seeded peeled zucchini (4 to 5 pounds) 2/3 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions: In a large bowl, combine the […]

Zucchini Fritters

Ingredients: Vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 of 1-ounce package ranch-style dip mix 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded zucchini Directions: Fill a deep-fat fryer or skillet with oil to a 2-in. depth. Heat to 375°. Meanwhile, combine milk and egg in a […]

Beef and Parmesan Pasta

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 can (14 to 14 1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve beef broth 1 can (15 1/2 ounces) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained 2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta 2 cups sliced zucchini (1/4-inch) 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 […]

Lemon Rosemary Zucchini

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh rosemary 2 cups chopped zucchini (2 medium) 1-3 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, or to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Directions: In medium nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add yellow […]

Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups macaroni, uncooked 2 (6 1/2) ounce cans tuna, canned, water-pack 1/2 cup zucchini, chopped 1/4 cup carrots, sliced 1/3 cup onion, diced 1/4 cup salad dressing, mayonnaise-type Directions: Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain. Drain tuna. Wash vegetables. Chop zucchini; slice carrots into thin slices; dice onions. Mix macaroni, tuna, and […]

Skillet Zucchini with Chopped Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon butter 1 cup chopped onion 4 small zucchini, thinly sliced 2 medium tomatoes, chopped Freshly ground pepper Directions: In a large nonstick skillet, melt margarine over medium heat; add onions and cook, stirring until softened. Add zucchini and cook for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or […]

Spiced Chocolate Zucchini Cake – Submitted by D. Flinner, of Canton, Ohio.

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups unsifted flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup margarine, softened 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 3 eggs 2 cups grated, unpeeled zucchini 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup milk Cream Cheese […]

Zucchini Pineapple Bread – Submitted by D. Flinner, of Canton, Ohio.

Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 cup oil 2 cups sugar 3 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups grated zucchini 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup raisins 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 cup chopped nuts 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained Directions: Grease a bundt pan. […]

Zucchini Scrambled Eggs – Submitted by D. Flinner, of Canton, Ohio.

Ingredients: 2 small zucchini, shredded 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green peppers Cooking spray or butter 6-8 eggs scrambled or egg beaters Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup diced ham, sausage or bacon Directions: Heat skillet sprayed with cooking spray or butter melted over mild heat. Sauté zucchini, onion and green pepper […]

Sautéed Zucchini

Ingredients: 1 cup frozen corn (or canned, drained) 2 cups diced green chilies (roasted and peeled, fresh or frozen) 4 medium zucchini, sliced 1 cup chopped onion 2 small cloves garlic, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large frying or medium saucepan. Cook […]

Strawberry Mango Salsa

Ingredients: 3/4 cup diced strawberries 3/4 cup diced mango 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced 2 tablespoons diced red onion 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves 2 teaspoons honey, or more to taste Juice of 1 lime Directions: In a large bowl, combine strawberries, mango, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, honey and lime juice. Serve immediately.

Orange Fluff Jell-O Salad

Ingredients: 1 large package cook and serve vanilla pudding (4.6 ounces) 1 large package orange Jell-O (6 ounces) 2 cups water 1 (16 ounce) whipped topping 1/2 bag mini marshmallows 20 ounce can pineapple tidbits (drained) 22 ounces mandarin oranges (drained) 2 to 3 bananas, sliced (Optional, put in before serving so they don’t turn […]

Pineapple Guacamole

Ingredients: 3 ripe avocados, peeled 1/2 cup finely chopped pineapple 1 tomato, seeded and chopped 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons lime juice 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Tortilla chips Directions: In a medium size bowl, mash up two avocados. Stir in the […]

Chilled Garlic Soy Cucumbers

Ingredients: 2 large seedless cucumbers, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds 2/3 cup low sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 5-6 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar Directions: Place cucumber rounds in a large plastic bag. Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and sugar. Pour mixture over the cucumbers in the plastic […]

Strawberry Yogurt Cones

Ingredients: 1 cup fresh strawberries, stemmed and halved 1 cup nonfat yogurt: plain, vanilla or lemon 4 waffle cones Colored sprinkles or granola, for garnish Directions: In bowl, gently mix together strawberries and yogurt, reserving 2-3 halves for garnish. Spoon into waffle cones, dividing mixture equally. If desired, garnish with sprinkles or granola and remaining […]

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