Monday, August 15, 2011

Sauteed Zucchini with Basil and Parmesan Cheese


I love summer time and having a garden. One of my favorites is Zucchini... you can make cakes, cookies, breads, zucchini parmesan, but my favorite easy side dish is to simply saute the zucchini and add a few seasonings. One evening while experimenting with flavors I did this recipe. It was simple but delicious. Enjoy!!

Sauteed Zucchini with Basil and Parmesan Cheese
3 or 4  Zucchini's (depending on size and how many servings you need)
1/2 medium size onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic, (about 2 cloves)
4 to 6 leaves fresh basil leaves, chopped (I usually place one on top the other and roll up, and then slice into thin strips, then chop again)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Olive Oil

Wash and slice the Zucchini into 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick slices. Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Drizzle with about 2 tablespoons olive oil, add the chopped onions and cook for 2 or 3 minutes and then add the sliced zucchini. Cook over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes stirring occasionally, until slightly tender. Add the garlic and basil and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more. Reduce heat to low, add Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine.
YUMM!

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