If you are after a light yet tasty zucchini side dish, try this Sauteed Zucchini Recipe! It is simply made with thinly diced zucchinis with onions, garlic, tomatoes and spices. Serve it as it is or with a garlicky yogurt topping. You will be amazed by the taste!
Zucchini may not be on top of your list when preparing lunch or dinner. It wasn’t on ours, either. I didn’t even know how to cook zucchini before my blogging life. Do you remember the first zucchini dish we loved? It was Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Boats, one of the first posts 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 side dish (learnt from mom). It is unbelievably tasty! The spices or very thin zucchini slices may have a great role on its taste. 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 side dish for your next meal?
How To Make Sauteed Zucchini and Onions
It is one of the easiest recipes in Turkish cuisine. We use this method for several other vegetables and it never goes wrong.
First, sauté onions in olive oil until golden. Add in diced zucchini and stir. Cook it covered for about 5 minutes over medium low heat.
Second, add in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook it for about 20 minutes. That’s it!
As for the serving, you can serve it warm or cold as it is. To make it even more appetizing, you can drizzle some garlicky yogurt sauce over it right before serving.
How To Prepare Zucchini
You don’t need an extra step to prepare zucchini for this recipe. Even no peeling! Just wash them really well as there might be some dirt or soil on their skin. If you can’t remove them under water, just peel those parts. Other than that, there is no preparation at all.
For this recipe, I prefer to dice zucchinis thinly. You can even serve it as a chunky zucchini dip this way. But it is totally up to you. Make thicker slices if you want.
More Ways To Cook Zucchini
If you have a garden giving you lots of zucchinis and need more ideas, check the following recipes out!
Vegan Zucchini Tomato Casserole: This is another easy zucchini recipes. You put everything in a pan and bake. If there is still somebody who doesn’t like zucchini, make this recipe for them.
Zucchini Fritters With Feta: These are one of the best zucchini appetizers because everyone in the family including kids love these.
Best Skinny Zucchini Casserole: This recipe can be another zucchini side dish that is perfect for summer. As the name suggests, it is a low calorie casserole, but never boring.Print
Sauteed Zucchini Recipe
A very light summer dish with zucchinis, onions and tomatoes.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Sautéing
- Cuisine: Turkish
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cups zucchinis, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1 clove garlic, mashed
- Heat olive oil and sauté onions until golden.
- Toss very thinly sliced zucchini and stir occasionally.
- Cover the pot and let it cook for about 5 minutes over medium low heat.
- Then add in diced tomatoes, garlic and salt.
- Season it with spices and stir. Cover it and cook for about 20 minutes over low heat.
For the optional sauce:
- Mix yogurt and garlic. Serve this sauteed zucchini with garlicky yogurt on the top.
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