Sweet and Sour Zucchini

Sweet and Sour Zucchini

Zucchini or courgettes is one of the vegetables that I did not like when I was a kid. Now I am enjoying zucchini though I find myself short on tasty zucchini recipes. When I came across this recipe I just had to make it. I found the combination of sugar and vinegar add the sweet and sour to the zucchini to be very intriguing. I think that honey might work well in place of the sugar. The mint brightens the dish up and makes it very refreshing.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 zucchini (sliced thinly)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon pine nuts (toasted)
1 tablespoon raisins
1 teaspoon mint (chopped)
1 tablespoon parmigiano reggiano (optional, shaved)

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the zucchini and saute until golden on both sides. (about 5-10 minutes)
3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant.
4. Add the vinegar, salt and pepper and stir.
5. Sprinkle the sugar into the pan and stir.
6. Add the nuts and raisins and stir.
7. Remove from heat.
8. Add the mint.
9. Place the mixture on a plate and top with the parmigiano reggiano.

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8 comments:

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

Sounds elicious and I like zucchini very much!
Thanks for joining WHB :)

Holler said...

Great photo Kevin!

I will have to be convinced about the raisins though!

Simona said...

Like you, I didn't like zucchini as a kid. Now it seems I can never eat enough. Very interesting recipe: I added it to my 'to try' list.

Ulrike said...

What an interesting combination!

Ferdzy said...

T'aint nothing wrong with zucchini! Just refrain from boiling the stuff, and it's bound to turn out good. Looks like an interesting recipe.

Kalyn said...

I've been on vacation so I'm barely reading some of the entries from last week! This looks like a good way to cook zucchini. I didn't like it as a kid either, but now I love it.

katiez said...

I didn't eat it as a kid either.
But now I grow it - only 2 plants, but still it means that I, also, am always looking for new recipes. This sounds great and I'll try it as soon as they start producing.
Why is it that we wait impatiently for them to start and then pray that they'll stop?

Slafko said...

thank you for all zucchini recipes.

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