Zippy Zucchini

Sometimes you just have to dress up the veggies you know what I mean?  If I don’t want the kids to dunk them in ranch dressing or even worse, BBQ sauce then I have to get a bit creative.  These are the best zucchini I have ever had, I mean if you don’t count when I bread ‘em and deep fry them of course…I’m just saying.  Not only do they taste good they are a great way to start introducing fresh herbs to your kids.

vegetarian veggies vegan recipes for kids side dishes healthy eating for kids    Zippy Zucchini

1 T olive oil

2 large zucchini sliced thin

1/2 onion sliced thinvegetarian veggies vegan recipes for kids side dishes healthy eating for kids    Zippy Zucchini

2 garlic cloves, chopped fine

1 t crushed red pepper flakes

5 large basil leaves chopped

10 mint leaves chopped fine


vegetarian veggies vegan recipes for kids side dishes healthy eating for kids    Zippy ZucchiniIn a large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat.  When warm add zucchini.   Toss to coat and sprinkle with S&P.  Toss in onions and mix again.  Season with red pepper and garlic.  Cook until veggies begin to soften, about 5-7 minutes.  Toss in your fresh herbs and allow to cook for an additional minute or so.  Serve and enjoy!!!

Two side notes today.  I may be slower than usual returning comments today.  I’m off to see a first cut of our pilot episode of Ma, What’s For Dinner.  Keep your fingers crossed it’s fantastic.

Secondly I’d like to say a huge welcome to all our new followers.  I’m so glad you’re all here!

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  1. My mom just gave me some Zucchini. I will be trying out this recipe ASAP. Thanks for the new idea! And I agree, Ranch is not always the answer.

  2. I usually just use butter, black pepper, and cayenne. I will have to try this! Sounds interesting!

  3. I’m always looking for new ideas on how to change up the normal zucchini routine! (breaded and fried is my favorite way for sure though!!!) These sound fantastic…can’t wait to try it!

  4. we make those all of the time, only addition is a little bit of parmesan cheese-we are italian, everything has cheese!! YUMMY :)

  5. Zucchini is one of my favorite veggie! I love it fried, but I think that your way is a bit healthier!

  6. Is it weird that I’ve never tried zucchini? I might have to now!

  7. I usually don’t eat zucchini, but I do think I will try this.

  8. We make a slop with tomatoes and onions and it’s delicious. This looks great, too.


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  10. I might just be able to get Ben to eat zuccini this way. I’ve tried broiling and roasting and he won’t touch them.

  11. Just in time for this summer’s zucchini season. Thanks.

  12. Okay, how do you keep the zucchini from getting slimy? That’s my big issue and why we never eat it.

  13. Yum…we have zucchini growing in the garden right now. I am going to try this recipe with them…yummy!

  14. I love zucchini, especially roasted. I’m going to have to try this recipe. It looks quite tasty.

  15. hmmm. mint? sounds interesting. thanks for following up on the cedar plank. I will prob need to get to a city one of these days : )

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  17. I cannot wait until my zucchini is ready to harvest out of the garden. I may have to try this recipe with them. Thanks for posting.

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  19. You know I bet the boys would even like this!! Thanks

  20. Thank you so much for coming to visit me — already a follower, ’cause I love your recipes and your how welcome you make me feel when I stop by … :)

  21. That sounds delicious but I don’t know if my kids would eat those. We are still in the “dipping in ranch” stage.

  22. It’s always fun to find a new way to cook up zucchini. My daughter likes zucchini but my son is a hard sell. I’ll have to try this out on him. :)

  23. What a great way to dress up veggies! Even though I’m not a kid, I am totally loving this idea :) Just stumbled across your blog and am so glad I did. You have so many great recipes and links to other great blogs :)

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