Raw zucchini adds extra crunch to green salads. You can also cut it into strips or rounds for dipping in hummus. For quick stir fries, saute zucchini quickly in just a little olive oil with crimini mushrooms, yellow squash and red peppers for a colorful dish. Zucchini is also a standard addition to minestrone soup. If your backyard zucchini harvest is abundant, try grating the extra vegetables for zucchini bread or muffins made with whole wheat flour.