Monday, May 4, 2009

Sauteed Baby Zucchini with Fresh Mint

I have a confession, I'm not a zucchini lover. When my neighbor who has always had a very impressive vegetable garden, leaves a basket of zucchini by my front door every August, I feel burdened rather than elated. Food gifts typically are the quickest way to gain my affection. Zucchini, for whatever reason just doesn't cut it. I just cant seem to escape that mushy, watery center. Now on the other hand, if you want to leave a bag of baby zucchini by my front door, please feel free. Just last night I sauteed about a dozen baby zucchini in olive oil, then topped them off with some fresh mint from my garden. So if you see a package of these little guys while shopping this week, pick em up for a quick tasty appetizer.

  • 1 Package of baby zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, tops and bottoms trimmed a wee bit

  • Olive Oil

  • Kosher Salt and Pepper

  • Small handful of mint leaves, cut into ribbons

Drizzle a little olive oil in a saute pan, when hot toss in baby zuccs and cook till slightly brown.(This is a quick process, remember long cooking time equals mushy zuccs). Remove from heat, season with Kosher salt and pepper, sprinkle with fresh mint.


  1. Simple & easy does it for me!! lovely!!!

  2. Our zucchini grew as big as my arm last year! I do like zukes but I understand you mean by it being a 'burden'. These baby z's look delicious simply prepared like this. But we've decided not to grow zucchinis this year . . . we've had our fill for now!

  3. My mother used to prepare zucchini this way... Delicious!

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