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Zucchini is something new for me, I have never tried cooking it. Read about it that it lowers cholesterol, also aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating. In India we get only cucumber, we eat cucumber raw or salad. So we thought lets try zucchini. Got a recipe from Kalyn’s kitchen, she had prepared it with spinach and basil pesto. Since I did not have basil at home, I used only spinach. It was quite simple. Here it goes…


Zucchini : 2 medium sized

Olive Oil : 1 tablespoon

Black Pepper ground : 1 teaspoon

Salt : 1/2 tea spoon

Spinach Pesto : 2 table spoons


First I prepared the spinach pesto with spinach, walnut, Parmesan cheese, garlic 2 pods, olive oil in a blender as I dont have a food processor. I am sure there are lot of masters with pesto, I am new to pesto as well.

Next cut the Zucchini in to round pieces. Heat oil in a large pan, drop a piece of crushed garlic, let it fry for a min. This tempers the oil. Now remove the garlic. Place all the zucchini next to each other, so that it fills the whole pan, close the pan with lid. Let it get cooked for 2 mins. Open and try the side of the zucchini. Close the lid and let the other side get cooked. It would try a little brown color. Now add the spinach pesto and mix well with zucchini.

Next add salt and ground black pepper and mix well. Cook for 3 to 4 mins, and stop the heating. Serve hot. It tasted very good. I loved it. Give it a try 🙂

From Kalyn’s Kitchen : http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2007/07/sauteed-zucchini-recipe-with-spinach.html

( You can get more pictures in her website)

Zucchini with Spinach Pesto