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Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Lemon and Basil

This sautéed zucchini and squash dish is a wonderful low carb side dish with amazing flavors! Watch the video tutorial!
Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Lemon and Basil - low carb side dish recipe

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It is so easy to transform a basic vegetable like zucchini or yellow squash into something special when you add the right ingredients to it. This recipe involves sautéing the vegetables then adding Italian-inspired zingy fresh lemon juice and peppery fresh basil leaves.

These two additions are a fantastic complement to the vegetables and would be an amazing side dish to these Baked Chicken Thighs or Rainbow Trout with Almond Cream.

Watch the video tutorial below or scroll down for the full recipe and printable recipe card!

 

How to Make Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Lemon and Basil

Start by slicing the zucchini and squash.

In a large sauté pan, add a few drops of olive oil and swish it around the pan. Place over a medium heat and add the vegetables. Cook until they have started to turn brown at the edges, turning occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Lemon and Basil - low carb side dish recipe

When the zucchini and squash are cooked, squeeze over half a lemon and throw in some torn basil leaves. I love this lemon squeezer! Season with salt and black pepper, then serve!

Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Lemon and Basil - low carb side dish recipe

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Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Lemon and Basil

Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Lemon and Basil

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This sautéed zucchini and squash dish is a wonderful low carb side dish with amazing flavors!

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to a large pan and place over a medium heat. Add the zucchini and squash and sauté until cooked, turning occasionally.
  2. Squeeze the lemon over the vegetables and add the basil leaves. Stir to mix, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

4g net carbs per serving

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 95Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 6gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 2g

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Maya | Wholesome Yum

Friday 1st of July 2016

Hi Georgina, I just wanted to let you know I featured this recipe in my Low Carb Gluten-free Zucchini Recipes roundup. I hope you'll get some visits coming your way!

Georgina

Friday 1st of July 2016

Awesome Maya, thanks! Actually I had already got the pingback and scheduled your post to share on Twitter and Facebook! :-D

32 Low Carb Gluten-free Zucchini Recipes (Roundup) | Wholesome Yum - Natural, gluten-free, low carb recipes. 10 ingredients or less.

Friday 1st of July 2016

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