A fast and easy side dish with an Italian flavour. Pesto is a great versatile ingredient that combines well with the zucchini leaving out the high carb pasta.
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. - 20 Jun 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
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! - 15 Aug 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
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. - 24 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)