Pesto Zucchini

    16 minutes

    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.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 zucchini, sliced
    • 1 cup basil pesto
    • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:16min 

    1. Place zucchini in a steamer over 3cm of boiling water and cover. Cook until tender but still firm; about 2 to 6 minutes.
    2. In a serving bowl mix together zucchini and pesto. Top with parmesan cheese.

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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.  -  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)