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Sauteed zucchini coins

Medically reviewed on November 18, 2016

Serves 4

Dietitian Tip

Zucchini slices are lightly sauteed and tossed with herbs instead of being breaded and fried. This recipe also uses olive oil, which is mainly monounsaturated fat.


  • 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 SizeAbout 1 cup
Carbohydrate5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber1.5 g
Protein2 g
Sodium9 mg
Monounsaturated Fat2 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Total Fat4 g

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