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Smashed Zucchini with Garlicy Lemon Yogurt Dip | New Ways to Eat Zucchini

I love zucchini, but a lot of times I get bored of always sautéing it.

Then I found this new, odd recipe.

It was in one of my favorite magazines, America’s Test Kitchen. 

It’s a fun and new way to prepare zucchini. 

The best part? 

You get to smash ‘em!

Give it a try and see what you think.

Smashed Zucchini with Garlic Lemon Sauce



2-3 zucchini (small ones are best)

2 tsp. Olive oil

Salt and pepper

1 Tbsp. Pine nuts

Cilantro, parsley, or basil for garnish


Yogurt sauce:

½ lemon

1 small container plain yogurt

1 garlic clove, minced 

2 tsp. Olive oil

Salt and pepper 



  1. Set oven to HI Broil. Place oven rack at the top most level.
  2. Cut ends off zucchini. Then use a meat mallet or heavy pan to smash zucchini. Break up with hands. 
  3. Place zucchini on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Broil in oven for 12-15 minutes, flipping the zucchini halfway through.
  5. Meanwhile mix yogurt with lemon juice, garlic and little olive oil salt and pepper. Mix in.
  6. Serve zucchini alongside yogurt mixture or plated with it. 

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