Seven Ways to Preserve Zucchini

It's summer, and everyone's gardens are overflowing with zucchini. Don't be daunted! Here's a bunch of ways to put up your zukes so can enjoy them well into the colder months.

Pickled Zucchini, found on PunkDomestics.com
Pickled Zucchini
Got zukes? When the garden throws you more summer squash than you can consume, put 'em up in a pickle. Here's a bunch of options. (Image via fish in the water)

Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles, found on PunkDomestics.com
Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles
Zucchini make a great substitute for cucumbers in the classic sweet-sour pickle, as they retain their texture better. (Image via My Pantry Shelf)
Zucchini Relish, found on PunkDomestics.com
Zucchini Relish
Sweet or spicy, zucchini relish is the ultimate summer condiment for your burgers and dogs. (Image via Simple Bites)
Zucchini Salsa, found on PunkDomestics.com
Zucchini Salsa
Whip those zukes up to make a fresh and lively salsa, and stick a chip in your glut of squash. (Image via Sweet Domesticity)
Zucchini Jam, found on PunkDomestics.com
Zucchini Jam
Jam on your zucchini and turn them into spreads, butters and marmalades.
Oil Preserved Zucchini, found on PunkDomestics.com
Oil Preserved Zucchini
A common practice in Italy and beyond, zucchini can be safely preserved under oil--with special treatment. (Image via Cooking Channel)
Dehydrated Zucchini, found on PunkDomestics.com
Dehydrated Zucchini
Still got more zucchini than you can pickle, relish, salsa or otherwise cram in a jar? Crack out the dehydrator. You can go full on to the chip stage, or stop when they're pliable and store them for later. (Image via Hank Shaw)

Still need more inspiration? Check out Lydia Walshin's ebook 23 Zucchini: Fast, fun, easy recipes from The Perfect Pantry® kitchen.

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