How to Sauté Zucchini


Sauteing zucchini, a type of summer squash, is a classic way to prepare it. This savory vegetable can be sliced, cubed or diced before sauteing in olive oil or any other type of oil. Italian chefs traditionally use olive oil to saute vegetables. Zucchini is delicious on its own or it can be sauteed with onions, herbs or garlic to give it more depth of flavor. You can either saute the zucchini until it's soft or leave it with a little crunch.

Things You'll Need

  • Frying pan
  • Butter or oil
  • Spatula
  • Salt and pepper
  • Rinse, dry and slice the zucchini. If you prefer, you can dice or chop the zucchini.

  • Heat the oil or butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat.

  • Add the zucchini. Use a spatula to turn it to ensure all sides are cooked. For crisp zucchini, gently saute it just until you see a hint of color, usually 2 to 4 minutes. For softer zucchini, saute it for 5 to 7 minutes.

Tips & Warnings

  • Many sauteed zucchini recipes call for onion, garlic or herbs. If you choose to use these, saute finely chopped onion and minced garlic for a few minutes before adding the zucchini. If you don't like onions or garlic, you can saute the zucchini on its own.

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