Zucchini Noodle Salad

From WashingtonPost.com Recommended by shareholder Eileen Hanning

3 medium zucchini (about 8 ounces each), spiralized (about 7 cups zucchini noodles) 1/4 teaspoon salt, or more as needed 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus more as needed 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons 1/4 cup shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese […]

Thai Zucchini Soup

From 101cookbooks.com 2 tablespoons coconut oil oil or clarified butter 1 cup sliced shallots (or onion) 1-2 tablespoons green curry paste, or to taste 1 can coconut milk (full fat) 6 medium zucchini, loosely chopped (5 cups) 1 cup water, plus more if needed juice of one lime cooked brown rice (or other grain) topping […]

Oven Roasted Vegetables

2 small eggplant 2 zucchini or yellow squash 1/2 sweet onion Flat parsley or basil Garlic 2-4 Tbsp Coconut oil Sea salt to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Chop all vegetables into 1/2 inch pieces, evenly sized. In a large sheet pan, toss all vegetables with oil and salt so they are coated. Bake […]

Chinese Cabbage “Slaw”

From Waterpenny Intern Sydney Bunting

One Zucchini One head of Chinese Cabbage One bunch of Radishes or Turnips One head of Fennel

Dressing: 2Tbsp of lemon juice 2tsp of honey 3Tbsp of olive oil

Mix all of the dressing ingredients together in a bowl and set in the fridge to chill. Chop the cabbage into […]

Dill and Butter Squash

From shareholder Kate Marshall

½ T butter 2 small zucchini and/or squash 1 t chopped dill ½ lemon Salt, pepper

Slice zucchini and/or squash into ¼” rounds Heat butter in pan over medium heat Cook zucchini/squash until crisp tender and lightly browned Add salt/pepper to taste, squeeze juice of ½ lemon, and toss with dill. […]

Jamie’s Easy Coconut Oil Baked Veggies

I love this recipe because it is so quick and uses any vegetables. From Intern Jamie Landa

Ingredients: Whatever greens you have and like (examples: Chard, Kale, Malabar Spinach etc..) Eggplant, Potato, Beets, Scallions, Onion, Garlic..really whatever vegetables you feel like eating 2-3 tablespoons melted coconut oil All The Spices (Salt , Pepper, Cumin, Turmeric, […]

Chocolate Walnut Zucchini Cake

From Epicurious.com This makes a great summer birthday cake!

2 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or coconut oil) 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 […]

Easy Zucchini Noodle Alfredo

From dinner-mom.com

1 pound zucchini (2 cloves Garlic, or 2 scallions, optional) 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1.5 ounces of cream cheese, room temperature 1 Tablespoon sour cream ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

1. Use a spiralizer or vegetable peeler to made zucchini noodles.(I like Vegetti spiralizer) 2. Heat olive oil in a large pan over […]

Zucchini and Olive Salad

From Arlington shareholder Eileen Hanning— adapted from the cookbook “Essential Pepin” by Jaques Pepin

2 zucchini (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar* 1/4 C corn or safflower oil* 1/4 C pitted oil-cured olives* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives*

*I used olive oil, red […]

Crock-Roasted Summer Vegetables

From notyourmotherscookbook.com

Summer vegetables are so tender that usually they are not roasted, but this combination of vegetables with herbs and a touch of olive oil is stupendous. Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold along with summer grill meat or fish, sausages, or a quick chicken sauté.

January 31st, 2017 | Category: Cooked Sides, Course, Ingredient, Mid (Summer), Onion, Peppers (Sweet), Recipes, Season, Squash (Summer) | Comments are closed

Pepin’s Penne, Ham, and Vegetable Gratin

From shareholder Eileen Hanning via  food.com


1 3/4 cups penne (about 5 ounces) 1 1/2 cups diced ham (honey ham is delicious in this) 3/4 cup corn (about one ear, frozen works just fine) 1/2 cup frozen peas 1 1/2 cups zucchini, […]

Zucchini Skillet

From: Whyla Beman, Amissville

1lb. gr. beef or 1lb. firm tofu 1 c. chopped onion 3/4 c. chopped pepper, any color 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. pepper 1 t. chili powder 5 c. sliced zucchini, use variety 2 tomatoes, […]

Fresh Spinach (or other greens) Dip


• 2 tablespoons olive oil• 1/2 cup shredded carrot or summer squash (from about 1 medium carrot), finelychopped • 1/2 cup scallions, chopped small• 2 stems garlic tops, finely chopped• 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed• 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed• 1 pound spinach, kale, or Chard, […]

Nana Bronico’s Homemade Zucchini Bread

This is our intern Katie’s grandmother’s recipe. It and other interesting facts about Waterpenny intern life can be found on their excellent blog: http://mulched.wordpress.com/)

3 eggs2 cups sugar1 cup vegetable oil2 cups grated zucchini3 tsp. vanilla3 cups flour1 tsp. salt1 tsp. baking soda1 1/4 tsp. baking powder2 tsp. cinnamon1 cup walnuts, chocolate chips, or berries […]

Zucchini Rice Gratin

Adapted from Gourmet, March 2008, via smittenkitchen.com.

1/3 cup uncooked white rice, long-grain is suggested but use whatever you prefer5 tablespoons olive oil1 1/2 pounds zucchini (about 3 medium), sliced 1/4-inch thick1/2 pound plum tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thickTable salt and freshly ground black pepper1 medium onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced3 garlic cloves, minced2 large […]

Summer Squash Pancakes

These pancakes were a specialty of my Italian great grandmother.  We had them  at a farm potluck last night with our friends at Radical Roots farm.  Enjoy making your own adaptations to this tasty and flexible recipe.  ~Rachel

5-6  cups grated summer squash, any variety

1/2 cup […]

Stuffed Peppers


· 1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausages, casings removed

· 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated zucchini (about 1 large)

· 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

· 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley

· 1/4 cup fine dry […]

Summer Squash Tacos

Here’s a great recipe from Arlington shareholder Anna Santos De Dios. You can use any kind of summer squash in this one!

1 c cherry tomatoes2 t olive oil2 small courgettes or crookneck squash [or other summer squash]11/2 T vegetable oil4 cloves garlic1/2 med yellow onion4 small corn tortillas1/2 ripe med avocado, pitted crumbled cotija […]

Caponata "Agrodolce" (Sweet and Sour)

This recipe for the season of peppers, eggplant, garlic, and squash is from Arlington Shareholder Matt Iden. He says he’s been meaning to share it for a year. We’re glad to have it at just the right time. Adapted from Michael Chiarello’s show Easy Entertaining, episode #MO0803.

Caponata agrodolce is a grilled vegetable salad served […]

Sautéed Zucchini

This is another great recipe from Arlington shareholder Eileen Hanning. You can substitute any summer squash for the zucchini, or mix them all together.

I hate to say this, but if you want to do a larger amount, double the recipe, but divide and cook the zucchini in two pans. If you crowd the squash […]

Disappearing Zucchini Orzo

From Barbara Kingsolver’s "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"

¾ lb pkg orzo pasta (multicolored is fun)Bring 6 cups water or chicken stock to a boil and add pasta. Cook 8 to 12 minutes1 chopped onion, garlic to taste3 large zucchiniolive oil for sautéUse a cheese grater or mandoline to shred zucchini, sauté briefly with chopped onion and […]

Zucchini-Basil Muffins

From longtime Arlington shareholder Rebecca Krafft— she says this one’s a keeper!

This is a nice alternative to the traditional sugar- and calorie-packed zucchini bread – delicious savory muffins, with the depth added by parmesan cheese and sweetness from zucchini. Apparently you can also freeze them. The original recipe is from Bernard Clayton’s "New Complete […]

Kansas Quiche

from “The Blooming Prairie Cookbook.” You can find another adaptable, slightly richer “Crustless Quiche” recipe on our website.

1 pound chopped Chard and/or Summer squash1/2 onion, chopped4 eggs1/2 cup milk1 1/2 cups grated swiss cheese1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp pepper1/2 tsp dried basil1/4 tsp dried oregano

Steam Chard, squash, and onions until tender. Set aside to […]

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This recipe comes from Eric & Joanna Reuter, who volunteered on our farm a few years ago and went on to start their own farm (Chert Hollow Farm) outside Columbia, Missouri. Rachel asked for this cake for her birthday.

2 1/2 cups flour1/2 cup cocoa2 1/2 tsp. baking powder1 1/2 tsp. baking soda1 tsp salt1 […]

Delightful Zucchini and Pasta

Sent in by Arlington shareholder Colleen O’Bryant

3/4 pound of orzo (or broken spaghetti in a pinch) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 small chopped onion 3 medium or 2 large zucchini GRATED (it’s key) Salt and Pepper to taste 3 sprigs of Thyme (any kind) stem on Squeeze of lemon 1/4 cup […]

Summer Squash Soup

A recipe from Arlington shareholder Elizabeth Mook. She says: “I thought I’d share this recipe with you because it was sooo easy, it cooks up quick unlike some soups, and it can be eaten chilled. I’d never before thought of using summer squash in soup, but my family thought it was yummy. I doubled it, […]

Zucchini [or other summer squash] Cakes

From Shareholder Lori Brent, from "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon.

4 cups grated zucchini [or other summer squash], washed, trimmed, and grated 1 Tablespoon sea salt 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 small onion, finely chopped  

2 cups whole grain bread crumbs Sea salt and pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 cup […]

Zucchini Fritters

From Local shareholder Michelle Almond

This recipe takes a long time to prepare so be ready for some serious time in the kitchen!


5-6 zucchini, squash grated 1 large onion, grated 2 medium potatoes, grated 2 tablespoons fresh dill 1 cup flour 1 cup corn starch 1 […]

Vegetable Fried Rice

I was turned onto this by our farming friend Hana, and our intern Stacey. You can make this any time, with almost any vegetables! It’s best to make with leftover rice. It’s easy and very tasty.

In a large skillet, sautee 1/2 cup chopped onion, garlic tops, garlic, and/or scallions in oil.

Add 2 […]

Crock-pot Ratatouille

This recipe from Rachel’s Mom is easy to prepare ahead.

1 large eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 2 onions, chopped 3 cups chopped fresh tomatoes or 1 large can (1lb, 12oz.) diced tomatoes 2 large bell peppers, cut into ¾ inch squares 3 medium zucchini cut into ¾ inch chunks 3 tbsp olive […]

Zucchini Cookies

From our friend Joanna Reuter

4¼ cups Flour 2 tsp Baking Soda ½ tsp Baking Powder 2 tsp Cinnamon ½ to 1 tsp Ground Cloves 1 tsp Salt 2-3 cups Grated zucchini or summer squash 1 1/2-2 Cups sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup yogurt 2 eggs 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 2 cups […]

Zucchini Bread

This bread is my Mom’s recipe that I’ve adapted a bit; adding a lot of zucchini or other summer squash makes it very moist. ~~ Rachel

Makes 2 large loaves or 4 small loaves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large mixing bowl, beat together: 6 eggs 1 cup canola oil 2 […]

Crustless Quiche

This recipe is quick and simple to prepare, and is extremely adaptable for any season. The Flour in the batter gives it a bit of a crust, without the work (and calories) of making one. Be creative!

Serves 8

PRE-HEAT oven to 350 degrees

STIR TOGETHER 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 […]

Summer Squash Gazpacho

Recipe from 2003 intern Marie.

The dictionary says that gazpacho has to have tomatoes in it, but I’m invoking poetic license here. The interns served this green one up for one of our farm dinners.

~4 servings

4 garlic tops, or a few cloves of garlic 6-7 scallions 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil 5-7 […]

Summer Squash Casserole

~~This recipe was given to us by Lilian Aylor, who is from Sperryville. It goes back many generations in the Miller family, who own the property Waterpenny farm is on.

Boil a pound of squash, and drain. Mash a hard boiled egg in the squash, add grated onion and grated green pepper. Salt and pepper […]

Hobo Dinner

We had this at a visit to Radical Roots Farm, near Harrisonburg. You can cook it in the coals of a campfire, or you can also cook it in your oven or on a charcoal grill. It’s a fun meal! Have your campfire music ready for the wait while they cook.

A campfire that has […]