7-Minute Sauteed Zucchini with Garlic & Basil

Yes, it’s me … with another zucchini recipe. Can’t stop, won’t stop! Okay, I’ll stop … after I post one more next week. Cool?

The easiest, quickest side ever. Zucchini sauteed with garlic until tender, then finished off with a sprinkle of basil. So simple, so delicious - and in just 7 minutes, to boot!

So originally, I called recipe this 5-Minute Sauteed Zucchini, but then I set a stop watch and, dangit, it was more like 7. Not quite as impressive-sounding, but still super fast – and, of course also super tasty!

Although, calling this a “recipe” is kind of pushing it. Basically it’s just an easy-peasy way to whip up a veggie side dish that’ll go with just about any meal, especially when your garden is overflowing with zucchini.

The easiest, quickest side ever. Zucchini sauteed with garlic until tender, then finished off with a sprinkle of basil. So simple, so delicious - and in just 7 minutes, to boot!

Just add a little olive oil to a hot pan, saute the garlic for a minute, add the zucchini, cook until tender, salt and pepper, and a sprinkle of basil. Done and done.

The easiest, quickest side ever. Zucchini sauteed with garlic until tender, then finished off with a sprinkle of basil. So simple, so delicious - and in just 7 minutes, to boot!

And delicious.

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7-Minute Sauteed Zucchini with Garlic & Basil

The easiest, quickest side ever. Zucchini sauteed with garlic until tender, then finished off with a sprinkle of basil. So simple, so delicious – and in just 7 minutes, to boot!

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini), sliced into coins (halved if large)
  • Pinch salt & pepper
  • 5-6 basil leaves, cut chiffonade style

Directions:

Place a medium saute pan over medium heat. When hot, add the olive oil and then the garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, for one minute. Add the zucchini along with a pinch or two of salt and black pepper. Saute, stirring occasionally, until bright green and fork tender, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and top with basil leaves. Add additional salt and pepper if desired. Serve.

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.