Italian style zucchini and mushrooms is a vegetarian dish that’s absolutely packed with flavor. Eat it for lunch with crusty bread or use as a side dish.
Growing up, this is the way I always ate zucchini.
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In the summer, we always had zucchini growing in the garden, usually green, and sometimes yellow. Besides the cooking the vegetables, my mother would also cook the male flowers, dipped in batter (if I find some, that will be another post!)
My friend gave me these Golden Zucchini, fresh from her garden, so this was our first summer zucchini, and I took it as part of our Hollywood Bowl picnic dinner.
This is another simple, healthy meal or side dish, using only about 4 ingredients.
The combination of flavors is fantastic, and it doesn’t need anything else, other than a slice of bread or two!
Italian Style Zucchini and Mushrooms
- Kosher salt (optional)
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- about 1 large or 2 medium sized zucchini (green and/or yellow)/courgettes
- 8 oz of mushrooms, sautéed in olive oil with a clove of garlic
- 2 medium sized tomatoes (preferably Roma) diced
- salt and black pepper (hot pepper is very good in this dish, too)
- Optional: tomato concentrate
If you like your zucchini less soft, follow this first step, if you don’t mind, you can go to the next step:
Slice the zucchini in half lengthwise and then cut into pieces. Place in a colander and lightly sprinkle with Kosher salt. Toss it around so it has salt all over, and let drain for about 20 minutes.
Heat the oil in a frying pan, then add the zucchini, and saute for about 6 to 8 minutes.
Next, add the sautéed mushrooms.
Then add the diced tomatoes and continue to sauté, turning occasionally.
If you are using the tomato concentrate, for more tomato flavor, add about 1 teaspoon at this time. Add a little salt, if needed, and pepper and stir well. Cook for a few more minutes, then serve.
This makes a nice, light summer lunch, or a tasty side dish.
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