Easy Zucchini Spread

Homemade zucchini spread is made with fresh and flavorful ingredients. It comes together quickly and is so versatile; spread it on toast, serve it as a side, or add onto sandwiches. So good!

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Ah, the humble zucchini. It is such a versatile vegetable. You can literally incorporate it into any meal. Breakfast? Make a frittata. Lunch? Yummy quinoa zucchini burgers. Dinner? Ratatouille. A starter that can be served at almost any time of the day? This delicious zucchini spread

This classic Russian dish is a wonderful way to use up some veggies that might be getting too comfortable in your refrigerator. Grated zucchinis, grated carrots, and thinly chopped onions come together for this simple yet flavorful spread that can instantly elevate any dish. Yup, it is that good.

This homemade zucchini spread is:

Easy to make

So, so versatile

Made with a handful of ingredients

Ready in minutes

Fresh and flavorful

Packed with nutritious goodness

Easy to store

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

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How to Make an Easy Zucchini Spread: 

  • Chop 1 onion as thin as possible. Sauté chopped onion in a pan with 2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, until the onion becomes soft.

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  • Grate 2 carrots on a thin size grater. Sauté with onion for 5 minutes on low medium. Add a pinch of salt.

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  • Grate zucchini, using the same size grater as the carrot. Add to the pan with onion and carrot. On medium-low sauté for 15 minutes.
  • Add 2 Tablespoons of ketchup, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and chopped fresh parsley. Cook all together for 2 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.

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  • Zucchini spread can be served warm or cold. Enjoy!

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Skip a step

The vegetables in this recipe are traditionally combined with a tomato-garlic paste. Now we aren’t sacrificing any flavor here by skipping the step of grating tomatoes. Instead, we’ll replace the tomatoes with ketchup. You’ll still get that tomato-ey flavor without waiting around for the tomatoes to sulk in and cook. You’re welcome. 

Make it your own

This is the fun part. This is my go-to recipe. It’s been tried, tested, and perfected for a wonderfully fresh taste. But. Yes, there’s a but. You can add so many ingredients to this to make it uniquely yours. 

I’m talking walnuts, artichoke hearts, jalapenos, olives, or even some citrus for the perfect summer spread. So. Many. Options.

You can get creative as much (or as little) as you’d like. I’d love to hear how you serve this spread!

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Easy Zucchini Spread

Easy Zucchini Spread

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 8
Calories 52 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 zucchini grated
  • 1 onion chopped thinly
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 handful fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Chop 1 onion as thin as possible. Sauté chopped onion in a pan with 2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, until the onion becomes soft.
    Easy Zucchini Spread
  • Grate 2 carrots on a thin size grater. Sauté with onion for 5 minutes on low medium. Add a pinch of salt.
    Easy Zucchini Spread
  • Grate zucchini, using the same size grater as the carrot. Add to the pan with onion and carrot. On medium-low sauté for 15 minutes.
  • Add 2 Tablespoons of ketchup, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and chopped fresh parsley. Cook all together for 2 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
    Easy Zucchini Spread
  • Zucchini spread can be served warm or cold. Enjoy!
    Easy Zucchini Spread

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Zucchini Spread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2658IU53%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword appetizer, carrot, garlic, green onion, ketchup, low calorie, low carb, olive oil, parlsey, side dish, snack, spread, vegetable, Vegetarian, zucchini, zucchini spread
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