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Sauteed zucchini coins

Serves 4

Medically reviewed on Nov 18, 2016

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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