Sauté zucchini in toasted sesame oil and this mild-flavoured vegetable* becomes an amazingly savoury side dish. It's delicious when hot as well as served cold, as a salad.
*fruit – if you're a stickler for this kind of thing
Serves 2 to 4
12 oz yellow zucchini (1 large or 1½ medium), cut into batons
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
½ tsp rice vinegar
¼ tsp salt or more to taste
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1 tbsp sliced green onion
Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over moderate heat. Add zucchini; sauté until just tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Season zucchini with vinegar and salt. Stir in most of sesame seeds. Transfer zucchini to serving dish; garnish with green onion and remaining sesame seeds.
I do not provide nutrition analyses of the recipes I post for various reasons, but mostly because I would rather not uphold diet culture messaging about choosing foods based on their caloric value or macronutrient composition. Humans survived for millennia without knowing the calorie and nutrient content of the foods they ate. They were fine – really.