Quick, Easy and Clean Zucchini Side or Snack Recipe

Its that time of year when my zucchini are producing several fruits a week and there are more tomatoes than I can eat. I cook what I can before they go bad, and share the excess with my friends and neighbors. Today, I want to share a recipe that can be made with all, or almost all local ingredients, depending on where you live.

You will need:

  • Zucchini
  • Cherry Tomatoes (I prefer orange ones, like sungolds since they are sweet and low in acidity)
  • Fresh Basil
  • Honey
  • Cooking oil or butter (I used olive oil)
  1. First, put coat your pan with olive oil and add basil. Let it heat up slowly while you prep the other ingredients.DSC_0102
  2. Cut your zucchini into strips. When I am making it as a lunch or a snack for just me, I use half a small zucchini. If you are cooking for a larger group, you might want to use the whole thing.DSC_0103
  3. When you done cutting, add the zucchini to the heated oil and basil. DSC_0104
  4. While the zucchini starts to cook, cut up your tomatoes into quarters, thirds and halves. Last time I made this with half a zucchini, I used ten sungold tomatoes.
  5. After you add the tomatoes, drizzle the whole thing with local honey.DSC_0107
  6. Sauté until the tomatoes start to dissolve into the honey and the zucchini is tender.DSC_0108
  7. Serve and enjoy! DSC_0109

When I made this today, the basil, zucchini and tomatoes were all from my garden. The honey was from a local farm. The olive oil was the only non-local ingredient (from CA), but it was labeled as non-gmo. If you really want to make sure all your ingredients are local, use local butter instead of oil.

Published by Sara

Sara Codair lives in a world of words, writing fiction in every free moment, teaching writing at a community college and binge-reading fantasy novels. When not lost in words, Sara can often be found hiking, swimming, or gardening. Their first novel, Power Surge, was published in October 2018. Find Sara's words at https://saracodair.com/ and @shatteredsmooth.

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