A quick and healthy way to make zucchini.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Trim ends from zucchini. Cut each one in half, then cut each half lengthwise into quarters.

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  • Place zucchini and garlic into a steamer basket, then place the steamer basket into the pot. Steam for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the zucchini are tender.

  • Transfer zucchini to a large bowl. Mash the garlic and put it in the bowl with the zucchini. Drizzle the olive oil into the bowl and toss until the vegetables are coated with oil and garlic.

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 6.2g 2% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 6.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2007
Fast, easy and delicious. I did make a few changes. I steamed the cut zucchini for about six minutes in the microwave, then drained the liquid and arranged it in a baking pan. I drizzled it with a mixture of olive oil and garlic, and sprinkled it with salt, pepper, lemon juice and shredded Parmesan cheese. I baked it in a 350º oven for a few minutes until the cheese melted. Fantastic! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/07/2012
This "recipe," for as basic and simple as it is, was disappointing. I chose it not for its unique qualities or its creativity, but simply for that fact that I'm not too familiar using a steamer so I chose this as a reference guide to gauge how long to steam the zucchini. Even being strictly just a "recipe" for how to steam zucchini, it was way off. The cooking time is far too long, resulting in zucchini that turned to mush once touched. For a recipe that calls for nothing more than cooking directions and simply seasoning with olive oil and a little garlic (not even salt and pepper!) one would have thought that its fundamental purpose, steaming the zucchini until done, would have offered a reliable cooking time. Next time I do this (if I even bother to steam zucchini again) I'd immediately shave a good four or five minutes off the cooking time. You can always cook it longer, but once it's mush, it's mush. Read More
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84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2007
Fast, easy and delicious. I did make a few changes. I steamed the cut zucchini for about six minutes in the microwave, then drained the liquid and arranged it in a baking pan. I drizzled it with a mixture of olive oil and garlic, and sprinkled it with salt, pepper, lemon juice and shredded Parmesan cheese. I baked it in a 350º oven for a few minutes until the cheese melted. Fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2011
I'm a huge fan of zucchini and this is a great way to prepare it. I made it a little easier by steaming it in the microwave - zucchini never takes long to steam just few minutes. I only let it get tender crisp then lightly scored it sprinkled it with a bit of olive oil salt pepper and garlic then roasted it in the oven at 400 until done. Like others I topped it off with a bit of Parmesan - YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2005
My husband and I loved this recipe. We thought it lacked a little something so we topped the dish off with grated parmesan cheese - AWESOME!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2008
Tried this recipe today but added some parmesan reggiano like others. I also used both yellow and green squash. It was fab. A word of caution let the squash drain before dressing it or it will be watered down. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2006
The easiest and healthiest way to prepare zucchini yellow squash (not to mention a host of other nutritious veggies!) We added several additional cloves of garlic to the steamer skipped the oil altogether and topped with freshly ground pepper only. this disappears as soon as it's done. Thanks so much Barb. Fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/07/2012
This "recipe," for as basic and simple as it is, was disappointing. I chose it not for its unique qualities or its creativity, but simply for that fact that I'm not too familiar using a steamer so I chose this as a reference guide to gauge how long to steam the zucchini. Even being strictly just a "recipe" for how to steam zucchini, it was way off. The cooking time is far too long, resulting in zucchini that turned to mush once touched. For a recipe that calls for nothing more than cooking directions and simply seasoning with olive oil and a little garlic (not even salt and pepper!) one would have thought that its fundamental purpose, steaming the zucchini until done, would have offered a reliable cooking time. Next time I do this (if I even bother to steam zucchini again) I'd immediately shave a good four or five minutes off the cooking time. You can always cook it longer, but once it's mush, it's mush. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2007
Very good. Would make again. I did not know steamed garlic mashed up so well. I also added a bit of grated parmesan cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2005
Very good and very easy. I used butter instead of olive oil. The best zucchini I have ever had. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
I'm the only zucchini fan in the family and I loved this recipe. It's healthy easy and tasty. My family didn't care for it only because it's zucchini not because of the recipe. Read More
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