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6 healthy recipes featuring summer squash

Eggplant, zucchini and summer squash are amazingly nutritious. Here are six healthy recipes to try

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beef almond zucchini boats

Beef And Almond Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Looking for a fun way to sneak more vegetables into family meals? Kids will devour these tasty and crunchy zucchini boats-and parents will love that they’re loaded with nutrients as well as flavour.

Get the recipe: Beef And Almond Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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Herbed Eggplant Lasagna

Eggplants make delicious lasagna, but traditional methods usually involve slicing and frying them in copious quantities of oil. Here, eggplant is diced and simmered with flavourful ingredients to make a rich, zesty herbed sauce.

Get the recipe: Herbed Eggplant Lasagna

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Melitzanosalata (Eggplant Dip)

Eggplants are a Greek’s best friend. Roasted eggplants, even better! Melitzanosalata is served at most Greek tavernas and is delicious as a side, or on crackers or in a sandwich.

Get the recipe: Melitzanosalata (Eggplant Dip)

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potato zucchini tortilla

Potato and Zucchini Tortilla

This potato and zucchini tortilla is made from the simplest of ingredients-eggs, onions and potatoes-cooked like a flat omelette and served warm or cold, cut into wedges. All kinds of extra ingredients can be added, such as asparagus, peas and mushrooms.

Get the recipe: Potato and Zucchini Tortilla

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Quinoa with Grilled Eggplant

Quinoa, a nutritious grain from South America, has a texture similar to split lentils when cooked. It contains more protein than any other grain and is also lower in carbohydrate content. Here it is combined with grilled zucchini, peppers, cherry tomatoes and onions, then baked with tangy goat cheese on top. Serve with a mixed leaf salad.

Get the recipe: Quinoa with Grilled Eggplant

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Baked Eggplant with Yogurt

In this delicious dish, grilled slices of eggplant and zucchini are layered with a rich tomato sauce and cumin-flavoured yogurt, then baked. Thick slices of multi-grain bread and a crisp green salad are perfect accompaniments for baked eggplant with yogurt.

Get the recipe: Baked Eggplant with Yogurt

 

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