Recipe by AUWILLIA
"A fast, easy side dish with Italian flavor!"
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Even better if you quick saute the zucchini in a little olive oil/butter over medium high heat until they get a little caramelization, but still firm. Then toss with pesto (preferably homemade) and a little parmesan.
Serviceable, but pesto deserves better. Use it on the Spinach and Feta Pita Bake instead.
As if this wasn't quick and easy enough, microwaving made it even more so. I used both zucchini and yellow squash and homemade pesto I had frozen during the summer. The homemade stuff can't be beat! When I mixed it in with the zucchini it looked like pesto overload but it turned out to be just the right amount. Something so delicious in under 5 minutes - unbelievable.
Is it OK to give something so simple 5 stars? I had a leftover zucchini and just wanted a new idea for seasoning it simply. I peeled and cut the zucchini into chunks, then put it in my steamer for about 10 minutes - still had some nice firmness.
The pesto and fresh grated parmesan gave it a nice flavor. Will definitely be remembering this idea for the future. Thanks!
Even as I was mixing this, I thought "Zucchini, pesto, really? Is this gonna be any good?" Well, it is. The other raters are right. Zucchini and pesto definitely go together, and whoever figured that out is a genius. The only thing I did differently was increase the parmesan to about 1/4 cup. Four tablespoons of cheese just won't cut it for this girl.
This was great, I added some extra olive oil at the end and served it over spinach linguine as a main dish... Everyone loved it, and it was filling!
Really yummy side dish! I never would have though to put pesto with zuccini, but it goes really well. The nice bit of parm. goes really well too :)
This was quite good. I kept the calories down by making a quick pesto of steamed broccoli, fresh basil, a little low fat tofu, a tablespoon of pine nuts and a dash of olive oil and seasonings.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 272
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