Look no further for the best keto zucchini recipes. From breakfast to dinner to dessert, these delicious low carb recipes are sure to please!
Every summer, I find myself drowning in the long green summer squash, and I am always looking for fun and delicious ways to use it.
If you grow your own, I am sure you feel much the same way. It’s delicious and useful, but zucchini plants are highly prolific. Sometimes you find yourself picking three or four squash a day.
Well, this collection of delicious keto zucchini recipes ought to help. It includes everything from breakfast to dessert, to help you make the most of your summer squash.
The ultimate keto vegetable!
Zucchini is perfect for keto recipes, as it’s one of the lowest carb vegetables out there. It contains a mere 3.1g of carbs per 100g, which is about half of a medium-sized zucchini.
That means that you can have a good sized helping and it will barely register in your blood sugar.
It’s also incredibly versatile, which makes the vegetable darling of the keto world. You can turn it into everything from pizza to bread to dessert. And you can cook it any number of way, from baking to sautéing to grilling. Unlike some vegetables, it’s great in both sweet and savory recipes.
I highly recommend adding some of these mouthwatering zucchini recipes to your repertoire today!
How to freeze zucchini
If you do end up with an abundance of zucchini, you may want to consider freezing some of it. But because zucchini has such a high moisture content, it becomes mushy when left whole or sliced.
Try one of these methods for reducing moisture before freezing your zucchini.
Shredded zucchini: Shred the zucchini on a box grater or in a food processor. Place on a tea towel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible without salting it. Then place in freezer bags and press out as much air as you can. You can salt and drain the zucchini when it thaws.
Sliced zucchini: Slice the zucchini into ½ inch slices and blanch in a pot of boiling water until the skin turns bright green. Remove immediately and transfer to an ice bath. Then drain and lay the slices out on towels and blot dry.
Place the slices in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze until firm. Then transfer to freezer bags and press out as much air as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Zucchini is one of the best vegetables you can choose for a keto or low carb diet. It’s very low in carbohydrate and makes an excellent addition to many recipes, from breakfast to dessert.
1 cup of sliced raw zucchini (113g) has 3.5 grams of carbs and 1.1 grams of fiber. So it contains 2.4 grams net carbs.
There are many delicious ways to prepare zucchini. Try using it in one of the delicious keto zucchini recipes listed above. If you still have too much, you can freeze it for future use. And friends and neighbors might be willing to take some of it off your hands too.