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Zucchini Vegetables Recipe

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Here I show you my zucchini vegetables recipe. Preparing delicious courgette as a side dish is really easy and here I show you how. 

Courgettes are a subspecies of garden squash, contain as much water as other squashes, are low in calories and rich in vitamins, and are easy to digest.

This delicious side dish goes well with classic sauerbraten, roulade and short-roasted meat as well as game.

So that you can be sure of cooking success in your kitchen, I will show you the preparation step by step with a cooking video. I wish you good luck and bon appétit!

1. Tips for Preparing Zucchini Vegetables

This little summary will get your mindset moving in the direction of tasty vegetables and is a good preparation aid.:

I will discuss seasoning variations later in a table.

The smaller the courgette, the finer the taste. Maybe we’ll meet at the greengrocer’s soon to pick out the little vegetables.

Shopping tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Cut types of courgette vegetables
You can cut zucchini for vegetables in different ways. With or without seeds, in slices, in sticks, in diamonds and in cubes.

2. Recipe Zucchini Vegetables

Below you will find the exact ingredients and step by step instructions with lots of photos.

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Zucchini Vegetables

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 559
Total Time 25 Min.
Preparation Time 10 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.

Simple and clear guidance for the preparation of zucchini vegetables.

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Zucchini vegetables recipe picture
Zucchini Vegetables Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


250 g Zucchini (Ich verwende Bio gourgette)
1 tbs oliv oil
1/4 tsp Salt (I use primal salt or Himalayan salt)
1 tsp Sugar (I use brown cane sugar)
4-6 pinches Pepper black, ground
30 g butter (I like to use ghee)
4 pinches nutmeg (optional)

Decorate and refine

1/2 tsp red pepper (optional)
some thyme (optional)
some dill (optional)


Ingredients zucchini vegetables
Ingredients for zucchini vegetables

Prepare ingredients

Prepare the ingredients, wash the courgettes.

Types of cut zucchini vegetables
You can cut zucchins for vegetables in different ways. With or without cores, in slices, in sticks, in diamonds and in cubes.

Cut vegetables

Now decide on the type of vegetable cut:

You can prepare the vegetables without seeds or with seeds, slices, sticks, diamonds, cubes and tourned vegetable pieces.

Cut the zucchini into lozenges
Cut the zucchini into diamonds for the zucchini vegetables.

Special cut

I decided to use rhombs without seeds.

To do this, halve the courgettes lengthways and cut them into quarters.

Cut out the seeds and then cut the flesh with the skin into diagonal diamonds.

Zucchini in the pan
Sliced zucchini in the pan.

Supplement oil

Add the sliced courgette pieces to the pot and pour in the oil.

Zucchini with oil in pan
Zucchini cut into diamonds with oil in a frying pan.

Sauté Zucchini

Sauté the vegetables at high temperature.

Reduce the temperature, add butter, salt, pepper, optional nutmeg and sugar and lightly caramelize the vegetables.

Zucchini vegetables recipe picture
Zucchini Vegetables Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Arrange the vegetables and serve optionally sprinkled with red pepper, thyme or dill.


3. Calories and Nutritional Values

4. Ideas for Seasoning Courgette vegetables

You can vary the classic vegetables in many different ways and refine them individually. Here are some tips and ideas:

Complementary ingredientsDescription
GingerFinely grated into a paste, add at the end and cook briefly.
HerbsDill, thyme, lovage, parsley, fried crispy basil leaves.
SaffronDissolved in a little water, add at the end and let the liquid evaporate,
Luxury variant and very fine in taste.
CorianderUse sparingly! Add spice powder at the beginning, fresh herb at the end.
SesameSprinkle on at the end, light and dark sesame seeds look and taste great!
TurmericAdd a little turmeric at the end, it helps digestion!
Nuts and seedsCombine with walnut kernels, cashew, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts or Brazil nuts.
Pomegranate seedsFold in just before serving, it’s a visual kick and super healthy!
Soy sauceGlaze with a little sauce at the end over high heat, please use little to no salt!
CurrySeason the vegetables with a little curry at the end.
Courgette slices fried
Slices of courgette arranged as vegetables in a plate.

5. With which Dishes do Zucchini Vegetables go well?

As a classic side dish, this vegetable goes well with:

Goose roast
Boeuf bourguignon
Boeuf á la mode
Turkey schnitzel
Roll roast turkey
Turkey roast

6. More Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

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