Sauteed Zucchini

Sauteed Zucchini |

Zucchini may not be on top of your list when preparing lunch or dinner. It wasn’t on ours, either. Do you remember the first zucchini dish we loved? It was Cheese on Board, one of the first post I wrote when I started this blog. We started to have zucchini more often with that recipe. And this one is yet another great zucchini dish (learnt from mom). It is unbelievably tasty! The spices or very thin slices may have a great role on its taste. Maybe it is the yogurt sauce on the top. I don’t exactly understand how it turned out to be a favorite dish of us, but I am so happy that we’ve discovered another great way to have this healthy vegetable. You know it contains fiber, which is very important for digestion. Besides, zucchini contains potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium and iron. Doctors advice zucchini to those trying to lose weight as it is very low in calories. It is also recommended to new moms as it increases the amount of their milk, which is great for their newly born babies. As you see, its benefits are countless. So why don’t you cook this zucchini dish for your next meal?


Sauteed Zucchini |

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Sauteed Zucchini
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A very light summer dish with zucchini.
Serves: 4
  • 3 zucchinis, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tbsp pepper paste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • cumin
  • thyme
  • little chili
  • Sauce:
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic, mashed
  1. Heat olive oil and saute onions until golden. Add pepper paste and stir.
  2. Toss very thinly sliced zucchini and stir occasionally.
  3. Cover the pot and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Then add tomato, garlic and salt.
  5. Season it with spices and stir. Cover it and cook for about 20 minutes over low heat.
  6. Mix yogurt and garlic for the sauce and serve this sauteed zucchini drizzled with garlicky yogurt.
  7. You can have this both as a side dish and as a main course.


    • says

      Musakka olarak ben de seviyorum. Dereotu ve kabak her zaman harika bir çift olurlar, değil mi? Annemden öğrendiğim bu tarifte dereotu yok, kendisi sevmediği için kullanmaz. Hatta günkurusu domates de ekler, harika olur.

  1. says

    In our family we all love zuchini! Kid’s favorite are breaded, my husband’s sauteed, and mine stuffed. Wonderful post Zerrin! Thank you for sharing :)

    • says

      How lucky you are! We discovered the great taste of zucchini a bit late, and trying new recipes with it. Better than never:)

  2. says

    I love zucchini; in the summers in Lebanon we eat it every days until we get sick of it; it is very small there and almost sweet. It is good in many ways, even steamed; but the best way is with onions and tomatoes and a garlic yogurt sauce. Like the one you did.

    • says

      Although it is a summer vegetable, I can’t help buying zucchini in Winter, too. You know I am the new lover of this veg. and I must improve new dishes with it.

  3. George says

    My main complaint about zucchini is it’s lack of flavor. It seems you’ve solved that problem here. Will definitely try this one.

  4. says

    I love zucchini but unfortunately my husband doesn’t so I hardly ever get to make it. I’ll wait until the next time he’s out and then make this just for me.

    • says

      My husband didn’t used to love zucchini, either. Surprisingly, he loved this one. Maybe the garlicky yogurt sauce helped me. Maybe it can work for yours, too :)

  5. Nancy @ Kitchen Gypsies says

    Hi Zerrin, Your recipe sounds very tasty. I’ve added it to my long list of foodie recipes to try. :)

  6. Kate @ says

    That sounds so good! I love zucchini, but zucchini in yogurt? MMMM! I need to try this recipe!

  7. OysterCulture says

    We love zucchini but I have never made it with a yogurt and garlic sauce before, that sounds extra special. Another delicious treat that you’ve shared with us.

  8. says

    Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables – we even grew our own at one time. They would get so big, I would have to chop them up and freeze them to use over the winter. Unfortunately, I have not seen any here in Manila, but I will keep searching. In the meantime, I will enjoy your easy yogurt-garlic sauce. 😎

  9. says

    That is one great looking dish! I don’t eat much zucchini simply because this is not a local vege and therefore is quite pricey.

  10. says

    This looks like a really delicious zucchini dish, Zerrin! Pairing zucchini with tomato and garlic is one of my favorite ways to eat it!

  11. says

    I could absolutely eat this as a main dish and love every bite of it. Plus it’s so easy to make vegan :)

  12. says

    Zerrin, you’ve made zucchini look like the most delicious and beautiful food in the world. Thank you for this recipe.

  13. says

    What a delicious, nutritious dish! Zucchini season is Sept Oct Nov here – even August – and this is DEFINITELY going on my list. Everything in it we BOTH love – and I make my own yogurt to boot. Love this idea and really appreciate the simplicity – yet depth of it!

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