Spicy Zucchini

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Spicy Zucchini


This was so good last night, I don't want to forget what I did! This was a great side dish for cheese enchiladas. Adjust the seasonings according to your tastes and the age of your kids. I used the lower end for my 6yo (who ate it without protest) and 20mo (who was not so fond of it). If I were to cook this for just the adults at my house, I would use the upper end. I used really small zucchini for this, less than an inch in diameter and about 5-6 inches long.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :3 Min

Cook Time : 7 Min

Total Time : 10 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 olive oil

  • 1⁄4 onion

  • 4 zucchini

  • 1 -3 garlic powder

  • 1 -3 chili powder

  • 1 salt


  • Place oil in a large, heavy non-stick skillet and begin heating over medium high heat.
  • Meanwhile, slice onion and cut zucchini into 1/4" rounds.
  • Once oil is nice and hot, saute onion until it is starting to carmelize (about 2 minutes).
  • Add zucchini and seasonings. Turn heat down slightly (to medium), and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Zucchini should be yellow with some brown spots, slightly transparent looking and soft without being mushy. Onions should be thoroughly carmelized and yummy. :).