A simple and easy weeknight zucchini side dish, featuring quick pan-seared Zucchini Spears cooked perfectly to al dente in less than 5 minutes.
Author: Kelly Anthony
3zucchinicourgettes, scrubbed clean and dried
Halve the zucchinis lenthwise, then cut into quarters. Cut quarters in half, crosswise. You should have 8 spears from each zucchini. Spread the zucchini out on your work surface, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
Add olive oil and butter to a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook zucchini, flesh side down for 2 minutes. Turn and sear the other side of flesh 2 minutes more. Reduce the heat slightly if browning too quickly, and do not overcrowd the pan. Searing in batches will likely be necessary. Remove from the heat, serve and enjoy.
Easy Zucchini Spears | Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 338IU7%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.