A nice side dish with practically no fat or calories that will go with any meal except a tomato-based one. If you like, you can add diced bell peppers to this dish too. Serve hot in a small dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, mix together tomatoes, zucchini, salsa, water, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Mix in bell peppers if desired. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.

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Nutrition Facts

47 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 10.2g 3% DV; fat 0.6g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 158.3mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2008
I chose this recipe because it reminded me of a dish my mom used to make when I was a child. I liked how it called for salsa which added some dimension to the dish. I also added some pressed garlic. I did not add water because I used a regular tomato which tends to be watery. Once it was plated I added shredded parmesan and crumbled feta. The feta did the trick. It was okay tasting until that was added. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2003
I LOVE zucchini but don't like it "boiled" and white and mushy so instead of just throwing it all in a pot with water I instead fried the onions in olive oil set them aside heated more olive oil in a pot and threw in the zuc letting it brown on the bottom then stirring brown stirring etc. (it doesn't get totally brown but it's just lightly stirfried and has a bit of browning. I also threw in garlic at this point and the basil and oregano. Meanwhile I was slicing the fresh tomatoes and I threw the cooked onions and the raw tomatoes all into the pot stirred it all together turned the flame down real low and just simmered it. I DID NOT add water... there's plenty of water in the tomatoes and zucchini's to make this juicy. I didn't bring it to a boil or anything the tomatoes are nicer if they're just heated in the simmering pot. It still comes out a little mushy (that's the style of dish) but a little more visually attractive and less "goopy.":) Read More
(74)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2003
I LOVE zucchini but don't like it "boiled" and white and mushy so instead of just throwing it all in a pot with water I instead fried the onions in olive oil set them aside heated more olive oil in a pot and threw in the zuc letting it brown on the bottom then stirring brown stirring etc. (it doesn't get totally brown but it's just lightly stirfried and has a bit of browning. I also threw in garlic at this point and the basil and oregano. Meanwhile I was slicing the fresh tomatoes and I threw the cooked onions and the raw tomatoes all into the pot stirred it all together turned the flame down real low and just simmered it. I DID NOT add water... there's plenty of water in the tomatoes and zucchini's to make this juicy. I didn't bring it to a boil or anything the tomatoes are nicer if they're just heated in the simmering pot. It still comes out a little mushy (that's the style of dish) but a little more visually attractive and less "goopy.":) Read More
(74)
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2008
I chose this recipe because it reminded me of a dish my mom used to make when I was a child. I liked how it called for salsa which added some dimension to the dish. I also added some pressed garlic. I did not add water because I used a regular tomato which tends to be watery. Once it was plated I added shredded parmesan and crumbled feta. The feta did the trick. It was okay tasting until that was added. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2008
I first sauteed one small onion and a few cloves of garlic in some EVOO then I added regular tomatoes (from my garden) and continued to lightly simmer a few minutes then I added the zucchini and spices. I left out the water as my tomatoes are really juicy and they provided plenty of liquid. This is really good. THX. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2010
We LOVED this. Super easy to make and tasty! I added some finely diced garlic and red bell peppers. I cooked the zucchini/bell peppers first and added the tomatoes in for the last 1-2 minutes of cooking. Tasty and healthy - will definately be saving this recipe to use in the future! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I thought the kids would turn up their noses but they wolfed it down. Very surprised but pleased. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2007
This was very easy to make. I am always looking for creative ways to use the abundance of zucchini from our garden. I added freshly grated parmesan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2009
Thank you for this recipe! I enjoy finding recipes that are guilt-free and still good tasting. I added yellow squash and crushed garlic in addition to the original and recommended ingredients. Very satisfying and aromatic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
Pretty good easy to adapt. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2010
A good start. It was a little bland. I had the same thing when I stayed in France but this is not the same at all. I'll attempt it again only I'll add garlic and cook the veggies a bit longer so the spices have a chance to soak in. Read More
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