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Sautéed Zucchini: the Best and Easiest Recipe for the Side Dish

Total time: 25 min.
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Sautéed zucchini are a simple and tasty side dish, a great classic of all cuisines. Perfect all-year round, they can be served with any main course of grilled meat and fish. You can enjoy them as an appetizer together with a crust of bread and a creamy spreadable cheese, use them to season a pasta dish, fill a sandwich or enrich an egg omelette. Crunchy, fragrant and with a beautiful bright green color, they will conquer even the littlest ones in the house.

The zucchini are cut into round slices with a mandolin and then quickly cooked in a pan with a base of garlic, oil and parsley. For an impeccable result, it is important that the zucchini slices are all of the same thickness, to ensure uniform cooking, and that they are sautéed in hot oil for a few minutes, on a high flame: this way they will be well browned and irresistible.

Find out how to prepare them by following our step-by-step procedure and advice.

800 grams
2 cloves
1 tuft
Extra virgin olive oil
as much as you need
as much as you need
as much as you need

How to Prepare Sautéed Zucchini

Start by carefully washing the zucchini.

Dry them with a clean cloth or a sheet of absorbent kitchen paper.

Trim the zucchinis by cutting away their ends.

Using a mandolin, cut the zucchini into thin slices.

Brown the garlic cloves in a pan with a drizzle of oil; if you like, you can leave the garlic inside and unpeeled, or, for a stronger flavor, you can decide to mince it.

Add the zucchini to the pan.

Sauté them over high heat.

Perfume with parsley.

Season with a pinch of salt.

Stir in the zucchini and continue cooking for a few more minutes.

When the zucchini are cooked, season with freshly ground pepper.

Transfer the sautéed zucchini to a serving dish and serve while still hot.

How to Store Sautéed Zucchini

The sautéed zucchini can be stored in the refrigerator, in a special airtight container, for 1-2 days. Freezing it not recommended.

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