Sunday, January 22, 2012

shaved zucchini

after a long weekend
heavy eating
i'll prepare
something really simple

this dish
bright and light
comes together rather quickly

 Shaved Zucchini
{serves 4}
4 medium zucchini-about 4 cups
2 garlic cloves--peeled and smashed
2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp dry thyme
zest from 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper to taste

shave the zucchini using a vegetable peeler. make long strips and shave until you reach the heavily seeded part. turn and begin again.  in the end, you will have a core. discard.  heat olive oil in a skillet.  add the whole, but smashed garlic and let it brown.  remove the garlic (you are using it just to flavor the oil) and toss in the zucchini.  toss continually and allow the zucchini to cook through...this will take about 5-10 minutes.  add zest, thyme and lemon juice.  taste for seasoning--add salt and pepper to taste.


  1. thanks is really yummy.

  2. What is it they say about the simple things in life? This looks fabulous and sounds divine!

  3. this sounds like the perfect summer side dish or light meal ive been looking for! Love the sound of the lemon n zest!

  4. i just cooked the zucchini in olive oil with garlic nuggets and a little salt. soooo yum!!!

  5. I julienne'd them and added parmesan cheese and italian seasoning....low carb veggie pesto pasta..without the noodles.

    1. this is a fantastic that you found inspiration in this simple recipe to make something delicious!

  6. This looks great! Will give to hubby to make us for dinner:) Thanks for sharing.

  7. Christy,

    Is that a photo you took of this recipe? If so, I work for a health magazine and we'd love to use the photo and recipe. Let me know by emailing me at Thanks!

  8. Christy,

    Is this an original recipe/photo? If so we'd love to feature it in a publication I work for (Natural Solutions Magazine)! Please email me at Thank you


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