Sauteed Zucchini is an easy-peasy way to whip up a veggie side dish that’ll go with just about any meal, especially when your garden is overflowing with this popular summer squash.
It’s so quick and easy. Simply slice your zucchini into coins, then add little olive oil to a hot pan, and saute the garlic for a minute. Then toss in your zucchini, cook until tender, add some salt and pepper, and a sprinkle of basil or another favorite herb or two. Done and done.
Here’s the official, printable recipe!
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 medium clove garlic (minced)
- 1 pound zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch thick coins, halved if large)
- pinch salt and pepper (to taste)
- 6 fresh basil leaves (cut chiffonade style [feel free to substitute other fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or parsley])
- Place a medium saute pan over medium heat. When hot, add the olive oil and then the garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, for one minute. Add the zucchini along with a pinch or two of salt and black pepper. Saute, stirring occasionally, until bright green and fork tender, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and top with basil leaves. Add additional salt and pepper if desired. Serve.