MeMa Rie's Zippy Zucchini Recipe -
MeMa Rie's Zippy Zucchini Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

MeMa Rie's Zippy Zucchini

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"This is such an easy side dish that my mom is famous for. Great with grilled pork chops, chicken, or steak!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and saute onion and garlic until tender and lightly browned. Mix in the zucchini. Continue to cook and stir until zucchini is tender. Season with cayenne pepper. Sprinkle with vinegar. Reduce heat to low, cover skillet, and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes. Remove cover, and taste. If not at desired 'vinegar' flavor, add another splash, cover, and simmer for another minute.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2006

i left out the cayenne pepper; seasoned with S&P; tossed with cooked pasta. it was a good side dish...not too strong flavors, easy to make.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 30, 2009

I thought this recipe was okay, but nothing special. I found the vinegar taste a little out of place and though I ususally love the kick of cayenne, it didn't work for me in this dish. I prefer to saute the onions, garlic, and zucchini in butter, then simply season with salt.


19 Ratings

Jul 31, 2006

This recipe was awesome! Both my husband and I really enjoyed it. I did end up adding another teaspoon of the vinegar and seasoning with salt at the end. YUM!!!!

Jul 27, 2008

Very good. I added some fresh mushrooms and seasoned the dish with fresh thyme. I didn't use strict measurements so probably ended up using a little more vinegar than the recipe stated.

Aug 08, 2008

This recipe calls for 1/4 cup olive oil, divided; it never tells what to do with the other 2 tablespoons. It was good, though!!

Jul 30, 2010

This was good! I left out the cayenne (for my mom) but changed nothing else (though I did just eyeball amounts). I will be making it again!

May 08, 2008

With such good reviews, I was surprised at how much I disliked this. The vinegar gave the zucchini a sharpness that was most unpleasant.

Feb 12, 2006

Easy recipe -- very good. Nice change to zucchini


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  • Calories
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 16 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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