This is one of our favorite ways to eat zucchini as well as one of our favorite side dishes. It is really simple to make and highlights what a wonderful vegetable zucchini is.
As you know, zucchini is quite bland and needs to be seasoned well but it is one of the quickest, most versatile vegetables to cook.
The garlic, zesty salsa and cheese in this recipe give zucchini much flavor.
I always make extra because I absolutely love zucchini sandwiches for lunch. I can eat them many days in a row with extra cheese.
Baked Zucchini Recipe
YIELD: 4 SERVINGS
PREP TIME: 5 MIN
COOK TIME: 17 MIN
- 2 zucchini, thinly sliced
- 1 garlic clove, pressed
- ½ cup Picante salsa
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Arrange the zucchini slices in a single layer in a large shallow pan.
Stir the rest of the ingredients except the cheese in a small bowl. Spoon the sauce evenly onto the zucchini.
Bake 15 minutes or until the zucchini is wilted and sticky from the dried-up sauce. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Allow it to melt, a few minutes. Take out of the oven and serve warm.