Sauteed Zucchini with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil


I hated zucchini my whole life – all squash for that matter. My boss gave me some huge zucchini from her garden and I had no idea what to do with them but didn’t want to say ‘no thanks’. I decided to mix it with my favorite vegetable- tomato, and my favorite herb – basil, thus starting my obsession with zucchini!



2 Cups Cherry Tomatoes

2 Medium Zucchini

1/4 Cup Chopped Basil

1 Tablespoon of Butter

2 Chopped Garlic Cloves

1 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper

Salt & Pepper to Taste

First chopped the basil, slice the cherry tomatoes in half and the zucchini into 1/4 inch wide slices.



Melt butter on high heat and add the zucchini. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper and garlic.


Sautee for about five minutes until the zucchini is tender and slightly browned.


Add tomatoes until they are heated through, about 3 minutes. And finally add the basil for the final minute.


Now that all the veggies are warm and tender they are ready to serve. This salad can stand alone, or be served along side a protein like my whole grain mustard salmon…


or tossed with pasta. You decide!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Bev says:

    You know your Boss is always right Kelly! Looks delish! I like it with mint also, surprising how those two flavors work together. xx

    1. Thanks for the inspiration Bev- can’t wait to try it with mint!

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