Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sauteed Shredded Zucchini


I keep reading other bloggers writing about how their garden is overflowing with zucchini.  I planted zucchini this year and it did better than last year.  Last year I got one zucchini.  This year I've gotten 6 and now half my plant has died.  There were a few more coming but those have died.  I have hope for one more.  I don't think 6 zucchini is "overflowing".  But my garden IS overflowing with green beans.  I have yet to make anything with them.  So far I've given some to my mom and sister-in-law.  I had green chillies and also gave those away but now it seems like they've stopped coming.

Regardless we all love zucchini in our home and if your garden is overflowing with them this is a great recipe to try.  It is a simple and refreshing side dish!  It is a great dish for Ramadan since it's simple and quick to make and healthy too!

Sauteed Shredded Zucchini
Adapted from Annie's Eats

2 pounds zucchini, shredded
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 shallots, minced
1 tbsp olive oil, divided
1-2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
freshly ground black pepper

Toss the zucchini with salt and place in a colander set over a bowl.  Allow this to drain for 5-10 minutes.  In a clean kitchen towel, wrap the zucchini and squeeze out as much water as you can.  You may need to do this in batches.

Add the squeezed zucchini to a medium bowl and break up any clumps.  To this add the shallots and 2 tsp of olive oil and toss.

Heat a 12 inch skillet (mine was non stick) over high heat with 1 tsp of olive oil.  Add the zucchini and spread in an even layer.  Allow to cook without stirring until the bottom has browned, about 2 minutes.  Stir and again spread in an even layer.  Allow to cook about another 2 minutes or until the bottom has browned.  Take off the heat and stir in lemon juice and black pepper.  Add any additional salt as required.  Serve immediately.

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21 comments:

  1. I saw this on facebook and i just had to come and check it out! Zuchinis are not my faborite veggies but i can get on board with eating it, if served this way :P

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  2. oh this is so healthy and quick, would love to try this!

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  3. This looks delicious Asiya! I've never cooked zucchini, but now I think I'm going to give it a try! I hope Ramadan is going well for you and your family :)
    -Henna

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  4. I thought it was just me! This is my first year growing a garden so I have no basis for comparison, but I've gotten 1 zucchini and 1 yellow squash and the plants are starting to yellow. Oh and 2 yellow cucumbers :( I tried moving them into less direct sunlight to see if that helps. If I had more I'd totally make this! :D Maybe I'll have to make a trip to the store.

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  5. I don't even have a garden anymore, but I still manage to buy lots of zucchini from the market! This looks delicious, and like a different way to serve zucchini.

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  6. Good Luck with your garden Asiya, zuccini looks delicious, thanks for linking it to my event and using the logo

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  7. Not my favourite veggie but I do love the idea.. The pic looks great..
    Reva

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  8. Nice way of eating zucchini.looks delicious

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  9. At least you got some zucchini! Every time I tried planting, my plants just died on me. This dish sounds so yummy! :)

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  10. I love love love zucchinis, but never tried it this way! Thank you for sharing :)

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  11. Great use for fresh zucchini! It's so colorful and pretty...and healthy too!

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  12. Healthy recipe indeed!! Will definitely give a try :)

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  13. What a great, simple side dish idea!

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  15. maashallah that is good to hear about the garden, I keep going to see if I have got any zucchinis not yet although I see the flowers I planted them late :)
    this is a delicious way to have zucchini
    regards to the pin it was just a follow we are already friends on that no worries :) I am testing rafflecopter on that giveaway to see if it will make things easy
    working on the site will mail you soon :)

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  16. That's a great way to use zucchini. Quick and easy!

    I usually mix my shredded zucchini with chickpea flour and make pancakes. Should try it without the chickpea flour once!

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  17. Gorgeous picture!! I love zucchini!!
    Thank you for linking up this one as well to Tasty Thursday!

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