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3-Minute "Healthy Sautéed" Zucchini
For delicately flavored Summer Squash, try "Healthy Sautéing" to retain its crisp texture and maximum amounts of nutrients. The easy-to-prepare Mediterranean Dressing adds extra flavor. (Taken from page 427 of the 2nd Edition of the World's Healthiest Foods book.)
3-Minute Prep and Cook Time: 3 minutes

  • 2 lb of medium Zucchini
  • 5 TBS low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • Mediterranean Dressing:
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 medium clove garlic, pressed or finely chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop garlic and let it sit for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Heat broth or water in a covered stainless steel skillet on medium heat. If using a medium size burner or on low if using a large size burner.
  3. As soon as liquid begins to steam, add Zucchini and cook, covered with a tight fitting lid for 3 minutes (of 1-1/2 minute on each side). "Healthy Sautéed" Zucchini will be tender. If it becomes translucent, it is overcooked.
  4. Transfer to a bowl. For more flavor, toss Zucchini with the remaining ingredients while it is still hot. (Mediterranean Dressing does not need to be made separately.) Research shows that fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids found in foods such as Zucchini may be better absorbed when consumed with fat-containing foods like extra virgin olive oil.

    Serves 2

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