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Summer Zucchini Saute

July 1, 2013
Zucchini, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and basil tossed together for a perfect summer side dish! Pair it with your grilled favorites!

A couple weeks ago, Paul and I went on a rare dinner date out together. And when I say rare, I mean RARE. Eating out is just so expensive anymore, we just wind up sitting at home watching our favorite show and maybe getting pizza. 

I had a gift card to Bonefish Grill, we had never been before. I was impressed at the small menu, too many chain restaurants have pages and pages of menu items. I ordered salmon with an Asian sauce, and Paul had scallops and shrimp. Both came with a seasonal zucchini and tomato side dish that was out of this world! Don't get me wrong, the seafood was really good and cooked perfectly (I've had overcooked salmon more times than I can count), but we honestly couldn't get enough of that zucchini!

Of course I came home scouring the web for ideas to replicate it at home and I think I've done it! This saute is perfect alongside any grill night dinners - and for you "gardeny" people (with your green thumbs and all, grr) a great way to use up the fresh produce! :)

Summer Zucchini Saute

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and then quarter inch slices
3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add zucchini and saute for 6-8 minutes or until slightly browned and softened. Add the tomatoes and cook another 3-4 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook another minute. Remove skillet from heat and stir in basil and kosher salt (add more salt to taste). 

Honestly, this is actually an amazing lunch all by itself - I'm not even kidding! My kids even ate it because they thought it was pickles. :D

Summer Zucchini Saute would go great with:

Steak Sauce Caramelized Onions (with grilled burgers)

Crockpot BBQ Rotisserie Chicken

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14 comments on "Summer Zucchini Saute"
  1. Stopping by from The Mommy Club...This looks sooo good! I have zucchini in the fridge. Def making this tomorrow! Thanks.

  2. Cathy@LemonTreeDwellingJuly 3, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    I always love finding new zucchini recipes - this sounds great!

  3. Love zucchini and tomatoes together! This looks awesome.

    Thanks for linking up. I shared it with my How to Meal Plan Facebook community.

  4. That looks so light and favorite for the summer months! Visiting from Rattlebridge Farm.

  5. See Vanessa CraftJuly 5, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Looks yummy! Thanks so much for linking up to Do Something Crafty!

  6. What a delicious and fresh side dish! :)

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  7. This reminds me of summers at my aunt's house!! Pinning!

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  8. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good CakesJuly 9, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    This looks so tasty!

  9. HappyAndBlessedHomeJuly 11, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    I love how green and healthy this is! Featuring this at Family Fun Friday! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. :-)


  10. Love summer squash recipes!

  11. Simple and delicious. This is the perfect summer dish.

  12. This is exactly the kinda of dish I crave during the summer!

  13. I love eating foods like this at this time of year!