Recipe: Sauteed zucchini coins

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Recipe: Sauteed zucchini coins

Dietitian's tip: Instead of breaded and fried, these zucchini slices are lightly sauteed and tossed with herbs. This reduced-fat version also features olive oil, which is mainly monounsaturated fat.

Serves: 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced yellow zucchini
  • 2 cups thinly sliced green zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


In a large, nonstick frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini slices and saute until their colors intensify, about 5 minutes. Add the dill, cilantro and scallions and stir until evenly mixed. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: about 1 cup
Calories:65Cholesterol:0 mg
Protein:2 gSodium:12 mg
Carbohydrate:5 gFiber:1 g
Total fat:4 gPotassium:338 mg
Saturated fat:traceCalcium:26 mg
Monounsaturated fat:2.5 g
Last Updated: 2010-12-10
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