9 Minute Garlic Zucchini

by zesty on November 13, 2009 · 14 comments

Holy cow it is Friday again!  I don’t have a whole lot of time to write tonight as I need to run to the house to prep some floors and move the dehumidifier to the south end of the house.  We passed the humidity test in most of the house and there is just a couple of areas that are a little high.  Needless to say we are getting the floor delivered tomorrow and the stairs material.

The upstairs window/door trim paint is coming along nicely so I think we may be getting some flooring starting on Monday.  Exciting I know.  We are still waiting on our tub upstairs which is causing a little undo stress….. just kidding.  It should be along soon and then we can cut the drain hole to get ready for the ceramic tile.

Sorry for the long winded reason as to why this post would be short.

On to the food

I do love zucchini and I am always looking for fun quick ways to add it as a side vegetable.  A while back I fooled around with garlic, an onion, an orange and turned regular zuke into a yummy side dish with some white fish.

Here we go with the 5 ingredients (6 if you count pepper ). I love making dishes with 5 ingredients or less.


  • Zucchini
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. finely diced onion
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Black Pepper


  1. Preheat the skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Add olive oil and onion and let it sweat for 2 minutes
  3. Add garlic and zucchini and toss quickly for 3 minutes
  4. Add juice of an orange and some zest and let reduce  for 4 minutes
  5. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: Use the zest!  Don’t be afraid to use the zest of the fruit you are using in the dish.  Be careful not to peel into the pit as that tends to be bitter.

So there you have it.  No need of making the plain old boring vegetables ever again.  Kick them up with some of your favorite flavors or for that matter – whatever you have on hand.  Just go for it!  If it turns out terrible, just don’t make it again – It is no big deal.

Have an awesome Friday and a great weekend.  I will be back in action on Monday via the Internet in Virginia.

Take care


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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl

You had me at garlic :) Yum!

Happy Friday!! Good luck with the house prep!!


2 The Candid RD

That looks fantastic! I love anything with garlic. I add garlic to everything I make, no joke. Thanks for the ZEST tip! Too Bitter=gross.


3 Dori

Sounds perfect. Delicious and easy! I definitely plan to make this soon, thanks!


4 Stacy(Eating To Live Love Laugh Tri)

What a great Cooking tip: Use the zest! Love it! : )


5 Janna

That sounds great. I love zucchini and am always looking for new ways to prepare it! And I am a HUGE garlic fan! Thanks for the recipe :)


6 Pam

Have a safe trip Cooking!



7 Corinne (Green Grapes Blog)

Looks delish! Adding the oranges’ juice for that little extra pep and zest is such a splendid idea! I bet this would test awesome with a dash of feta cheese on top too! Thanks for the recipe:)


8 Whitney @ Lettuce Love

Garlic makes everything perfect!


9 Danica

YUM ` This so made my mouth water reading it.


10 Mara @ What's For Dinner?

Looks fantastic!


11 Light Delight with TouTou

Simple meal always made so delicious!


12 Meghan@traveleatlove

Mmm that looks so good! I am always looking for new ways to cook veggies. Fave at the moment is zucchini and carrots in a tiny bit of habanero oil, pan cooked until a little brown on the edges. Yum.


13 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)

I am such a big zucchini fan and I know I would love this side dish!


14 wrist rest gel

Just as I thought. Thank you.


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