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sauteed zucchini with honey basil vinaigrette.

I grew zucchini in my teeny-tiny garden just once, and just as I had heard that little plant quickly took over my entire backyard and grew big, fat zucchinis I was certain I could enter into a contest somewhere and win some grand prize.

Sound familiar?

I’ve heard from some of you that you hardly know what to do with all your zucchinis, tossing them on the grill or in stir frys, baking fresh zucchini bread, giving them to friends, neighbors, and complete strangers…

Here’s a new take on zucchini, sauteed with a sweet and tangy vinaigrette that you can dress your salad with too.

Saute up your zucchini in half the vinaigrette and then top with a little extra once the zucchini is fully cooked.

I served it tonight alongside this chicken – a whole meal for about $2.50 per serving!

Sauteed Zucchini with Honey Basil Vinaigrette

(serves 4)

What You’ll Need:

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon honey

1 clove garlic, minced

3 tablespoons olive oil

4 zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch rounds

salt and pepper

minced fresh basil


Whisk together basil, vinegar, mustard, honey, garlic and olive oil in a small bowl (I like to shake up vinaigrettes in a mason jar) until thoroughly combined.

In a medium skillet set over medium-high heat, pour half the vinaigrette.  Add zucchini and saute until zucchini is soft, about 5-7 minutes.  Toss with remaining vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper.  Garnish with fresh basil.

TOTAL:  $1.92 or $.48 per serving.

Wondering how on earth I arrived at these costs?  Take a look at my shopping guide to show see what I pay for items, per serving, etc.


127 calories per serving

10 grams of fat

8 carbs

2 grams protein

2 grams fiber

Mosey on over to Facebook and let me know what you think!

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. It was so fun to be your assistant as a food stylist on this shoot. Back when i was a stykist for your dad at his food photography shoots,, it took at least 2-3 hours to get the image that you did while Luke was clinging to your skirt, and the family was waiting for you to get it on the table to eat! Things are sure different in this digital age!

    October 20, 2011

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