Riced Zucchini and/or Yellow Squash for SCD



In the very early stages of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, or during an IBD flare, peeled & deseeded cooked squashes may be one of the few vegetables that can easily be digested. (Cauliflower rice can be too rough on tummies sometimes.) This dish is very tasty and makes a nice accompaniment to many main dishes. We like to make a big batch & portion out for future meals. Since this is a bit labor-intensive when you need to peel & deseed, I sometimes freeze portions for the person needing it, and serve cauliflower rice to everyone else, since I can buy already riced cauliflower.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

20 Min
5 Min


How to Make Riced Zucchini and/or Yellow Squash for SCD


  1. If in early stage of SCD diet, peel & deseed the zucchini/squash first. You may skip this step if you do fine with the peel & seeds.

    I save the peelings & seeds in a freezer bag, for making vegetable stock or other dishes later, since some in the family do fine with the peel & seeds.
  2. Grate the zucchini/squash & squeeze with hands to press out excess liquid. Discard liquid.
  3. Drizzle light flavored olive oil/cooking oil in big pan, top with pressed garlic, then grated zucchini/squash. Heat, add lime juice & salt. Stir, and cook down any excess liquid.

Printable Recipe Card

About Riced Zucchini and/or Yellow Squash for SCD

Show 1 Comment & Review

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer

Turning on the oven during the summer should be illegal. These no-bake dessert ideas are going to be your new favorites! Sweet and rich, these no-bake desserts set up in the fridge or freezer for an easy summer treat. So get ready to indulge in these delicious no-bake desserts!

13 Different Ways To Grill Chicken

13 Different Ways To Grill Chicken

When asked, “What’s for dinner?” and you answer chicken, you won’t get a sigh from your family if you say grilled chicken. No matter what cut of chicken your family likes, we’ve gathered an assortment of recipes to make all summer long. You’ll find grilled chicken breast, wing, and thigh recipes. Plus, a tasty recipe […]

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes

The Mediterranean “diet” has been popular for years, but it’s really not a diet. More so, it’s a healthier eating lifestyle that limits processed foods. It gets its name because it includes foods from regions around the Mediterranean Sea, like Greece, Italy, and Spain. Vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, and healthy fats (such as olive […]