Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan

A quick, delicious, and healthy way to use up all these summer squash is to make Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan!

A quick, delicious and healthy way to use up all these summer squash is to make Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan! | manilaspoon.com

We are at the peak of Zucchini season and it would certainly be hard to miss these tasty summer squash. They are everywhere from the Farmer’s market to your favorite grocery and yes, of course, in your neighbor’s vegetable garden! In our house when I have already baked 3 Zucchini breads in a row in less than a week, then you can be sure it truly is zucchini season!

A quick, delicious and healthy way to use up all these summer squash is to make Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan! | manilaspoon.com

Since I have made quite a few sweet recipes using Zucchini already, I thought I ought to do something savory this time. I had this one large zucchini sitting on the counter given to us by a friend who had a vegetable garden. Since it was nearly dinner time already, I decided to use it to make a side dish.

As we often do in the Philippines, we simply saute or stir-fry our vegetable dishes. Since zucchini doesn’t take long to cook, sauteing was the perfect method for it. To add flavor and freshness, I tossed the vegetable with some freshly squeezed lemon juice and topped it with a generous sprinkling of Parmesan cheese!

A quick, delicious and healthy way to use up all these summer squash is to make Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan! | manilaspoon.com

Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan

By: Manila Spoon
Published 07/30/2016

Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan

A quick, delicious, and healthy way to use up all these summer squash is to make Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan!

What are the ingredients for this Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan?

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 small Onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds Zucchini, sliced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Parmesan Cheese, to taste

How do you make this Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan?

  1. Heat the oil in medium-high in a skillet or heavy frying pan. Add the chopped onion and garlic and saute until aromatic or about 1 minute.
  2. Add the sliced zucchini and sauté for about 5 minutes or until the sliced zucchinis are cooked but not mushy. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Serve immediately sprinkled generously with grated Parmesan cheese!

Yield: 4-6 Servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.
Tags: Zucchini, vegetables, vegetarian, Gluten-free, Healthy Recipe, Low-Carb, Stir-fry, Cheese, Dinner, Side dish, Summer, Lemons

A quick, delicious and healthy way to use up all these summer squash is to make Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan! | manilaspoon.com

Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan

Manila Spoon
A quick, delicious and healthy way to use up all these summer squash is to make Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Parmesan!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 77 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 small Onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds Zucchini, sliced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1 Lemon, or to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in medium high in a skillet or heavy frying pan. Add the chopped onion and garlic and saute until aromatic or about 1 minute.
  • Add the sliced zucchini and sauté for about 5 minutes or until the the sliced zucchinis are cooked but not mushy. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Serve immediately sprinkled generously with grated Parmesan cheese!

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 427mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 303IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Healthy lemon Parmesan zucchini sauté, Low-carb lemon Parmesan zucchini sauté, Quick sautéed zucchini side dish, Sautéed summer squash with lemon and Parmesan, Simple skillet zucchini with Parmesan and lemon
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Last updated on August 29th, 2023 at 10:07 pm

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3 Comments

  1. August 4, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    I am loving all the courgette recipes around at the moment (I have one up today too) and lemon and parmesan go so well on it for a nice light dish.

  2. C.
    April 16, 2019 / 8:41 pm

    Enjoyed making this dish. I always added the parmesan while the zucchini was sauteing. Now I add it afterwards. Thank you. Love it all!

    • abigail
      Author
      April 17, 2019 / 8:45 pm

      Such a quick and easy dish and glad you enjoyed this.

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