I love eating simply and when one or two ingredients are a clear standout with a few others that compliment them. This way I feel like I get to appreciate and enjoy fully each ingredient I’m eating. This dish does exactly that!
Plus, sautéed zucchini taste amazing. I add a little garlic and red wine vinegar with salt and pepper to elevate the flavour even more. Fresh mint and basil leaves also go perfectly!
You can enjoy these on their own, or on fresh bread or toast. They also make a great side. I like to enjoy them with a bowl of pasta, like my Creamy Spicy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta, Creamy Vegan Garlic Mushroom Pasta or Vegan Tomato Basil Cream Pasta.
Some notes for you:
Make sure not to cut the zucchini any thinner than 1cm. You want the slices to be thick enough so both sides are able to brown without the zucchini losing it’s shape completely.
Since there are minimal ingredients and simple flavours, make sure to season well with salt and pepper.
Sautéed zucchini would also go well with:
- chilli flakes
- other herbs like parsley and oregano
- toasted almonds or pine nuts
- spring onion
If you make this recipe, I would love for you to let me know how it went in the comments below (don’t forget to leave a star rating!).Print
Simple sautéed zucchini that takes under 15 minutes and is full of flavour. Makes a great side dish or perfect with some fresh bread or toast!
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 medium zucchini (500g), cut into 1cm coins and halved
- 2 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 1/2 tsp)
- 1/2 tsp salt + pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 tbsp chopped herbs, optional (I used mint and basil)
- Add the olive oil to a large pan over medium to high heat. When hot, add in enough zucchini slices so a single layer covers the pan. Cook until the bottom side is golden brown, then turn the slices over and again cook until golden. Remove the zucchini from the pan and do the same with the remaining slices. Add an extra splash of olive oil if needed.
- When both sides are nearly golden on the second batch, add garlic and cook for a further minute. Add the first lot back to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Add the red wine vinegar and herbs if you’re using them, to the pan before serving.
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