3 Show-Stopping Sides You Can Make With Baby Zucchini
Tender and (let’s be honest) adorable, baby zucchini is an attention-grabbing summer side. Whether it’s shaved, sautéed, or quick-roasted, it’ll be the star of your plate.
Baby Zucchini Ribbon Salad
Zucchini is tender enough to be enjoyed raw—especially baby zucchini. Pull out your handy vegetable peeler and shave each zucchini into thin, long strips to create pretty zucchini “ribbons” as the base of the Greek salad–inspired summer side. Turn this into a warm-weather main dish with the addition of chickpeas or oil-packed chunk-light tuna.
Sautéed Baby Zucchini with Pecans and Mint
Cutting the baby zucchini diagonally into 1-inch pieces adds fun to the finished vegetables. To keep this dish ultra-simple and kid-friendly, you can omit the turmeric and sauté the zucchini just with butter and salt. For a more forward flavored dish with a pretty golden hue, be sure to add the turmeric. The mint will turn brown quickly; for the prettiest presentation, stir it in just before serving.
Lemony Zucchini and Radishes
Make this a main dish by broiling salmon fillets for 2 minutes then proceeding with Step 1, adding the vegetables to the pan with fish.