Zucchini Tomato Delight is one of my all time favorite zucchini recipes. It is healthy, delicious and satisfying. With flavorful garlic, fresh zucchini, bright tomatoes and a touch of parmesan cheese you can’t go wrong. These classic Italian flavors come together in a quick and simple way that will leave you wanting more.
My mother used to make this when I was growing up. The zucchini takes on an almost spicy flavor as it melds with the tomatoes, garlic and cheese. It even reminds me a little bit of some of my favorite pasta recipes. Even though it is served warm it definitely tastes refreshing. I always really love it.
This Zucchini Tomato Delight is another great way to use your summer zucchinis. If your garden is starting to overflow with summer squash what better way then to incorporate it into a delicious warm side dish.
You can actually use yellow squash or any other thin skinned summer squash in place of the zucchini. When life gives you zucchini… make Zucchini Tomato Delight.
This is a great side dish to accompany any grilled foods such as barbecue chicken, ribs or grilled pizza. It also works really well with many pasta or rice dishes. The flavors compliment many different types of food very easily.
To make this easy recipe you will need just a few simple ingredients.
- 2 Zucchini
- Olive oil
- 1 Can Stewed tomatoes
- Parmesan cheese
Storing and reheating
Store any leftovers in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. Eat within 3 or 4 days. This recipe does not freeze well because the zucchini tends to become soggy and fall apart.
Reheat in a sauce pan over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until zucchini is warm. Do not overheat since the Parmesan cheese can melt and become sticky. It can also be reheated in a microwave.
To make this easy side dish simply wash your zucchini and cut off the tops and bottoms. Slice length wise and them chop into ¼ inch slices.
Warm a frying pan over medium heat. Mince your garlic and add to the pan along with your olive oil. You will cook it for about 1 minute, stirring often.
Next, place your zucchini in the pan and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring often until the zucchini starts to turn golden brown in some places.
Add the can of stewed tomatoes, including all the juices. Let it simmer for about 5 more minutes.
Add the parmesan cheese, combine and enjoy. I find it easiest to serve with a slotted spoon so the juices don’t run everywhere.
Zucchini Tomato Delight
- 2 medium zucchini
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Wash zucchini and cut off tops and bottoms. Slice length wise and them chop into ¼ inch slices.
- Warm a frying pan over medium heat. Mince the garlic and add to pan along with the olive oil. Cook for about 1 minute stirring often.
- Place zucchini in pan and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring often until zucchini starts to turn golden brown in some places.
- Add the can of stewed tomatoes, including all the juices. Simmer for about 5 more minutes.
- Add the parmesan cheese, combine and serve.
You also might like my caramelized cauliflower with onions or classic coleslaw!
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Delicious and rustic. Also, a great way to use up some of the zucchini from my garden. Had this with some crusty bread and grilled chicken. Perfect meal.