I've been getting a lot of requests lately for recipes that feature (and use up!) zucchini and the more the better! Seems that the short season this veggie appears leaves a lot of people wondering what to do with all these glorious 'green wonders'. Can you tell that I am a true zucchini fan?
First there was Naked Cake aka The Best Zucchini Chocolate Cake from NJFV.…Actually made another one a couple of days ago (yikes, it's almost gone!!!). I hope that many of you tried this cake, after the recent post that featured this recipe, over at the Candied Quince. That was a fun couple of days!!! Lots of laughs and chocolate….that's a great combo, anytime.
Then there was Zucchini and Cheddar Fettuccini, yummy, rich and delicious.
Today I'm sharing a VERY 'speedy' main dish recipe, Quick and Easy Zucchini Stir-Fry. If you have 30 minutes to get supper on the table but still want something satisfying, fresh and delicious, give this one a try. Yummy with a sprinkle of feta cheese on top (as in photo) for a nice flavor contrast. Happy Gardening and Cooking!
Quick and Easy Zucchini Stir-Fry
If the garden harvest already has you drowning in these glorious ‘green wonders’ prepare to enjoy this tasty dish, again and again. Quick, filling and delicious. Try it served over any type of pasta, rice, quinoa or equally good on it’s own. Serves 2 as a main dish and 4 as a side dish.
3 T. good quality (watch the additives!) commercial Italian salad dressing (clear NOT creamy type)
1 medium (preferably sweet) onion, diced
4 C. cubed zucchini (unpeeled and scrubbed thoroughly if using from the garden, or peel if from the grocery store)
sea salt, freshly-ground pepper and seasoning blend, to taste
Garnish: Chopped fresh parsley, feta cheese or light sour cream.
In a large skillet or wok, heat Italian dressing over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in zucchini cubes and continue to sauté for 5 more minutes. Add seasoning and stir to thoroughly combine. Continue to cook for 1 more minute or until zucchini cubes are cooked through but still crunchy.
Serve immediately topped with chopped parsley, feta cheese or a drizzle of sour cream if desired.
Reprinted from: Not Just for Vegetarians, Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way by Geraldine Hartman.All Rights Reserved.