Sauteed zucchini is a quick, easy, and healthy side. We love simply sauteed zucchini with a bit of minced garlic, salt, and pepper. That said, we have shared quite a few variations in the article above.
1 1/4 pounds chopped zucchini (2 medium)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
1 scallion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan or pecorino cheese, optional
Dash fresh lemon juice or red wine vinegar, optional
It’s up to you as to how you cut the zucchini. You can slice the zucchini into rounds, cut into half moons or chop into bitesize pieces.
Melt the butter in a wide skillet over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally until the zucchini is browned in places and tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Stir in the scallions and cheese, if using. Serve immediately with a spritz of lemon juice.