Savory Sautéed Zucchini with Garlic and Dill

Discover a simple yet incredibly flavorful way to enjoy zucchini. This quick and easy recipe transforms basic ingredients into a delightful side dish that will make you see zucchini in a whole new light. Perfect for a healthy addition to any meal, these zucchini slices are seasoned with aromatic spices and herbs, creating a taste sensation that’s hard to resist.


  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • Sweet paprika, adjusted to your liking
  • Salt, adjusted to your taste
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Fresh dill, chopped, for garnish
  • 1 additional clove of garlic, if desired, for extra flavor
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  1. Prepare the Zucchini: Start by washing the zucchinis and cutting them into thin slices. This ensures they cook quickly and evenly.
  2. Season: In a mixing bowl, toss the zucchini slices with sweet paprika, salt, and all-purpose flour. The flour helps to create a slightly crispy texture when fried.
  3. Heat the Oil: In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the minced garlic (and the additional clove if you’re using it for more garlic flavor). Sauté for about 30 seconds or until fragrant, being careful not to burn it.
  4. Cook the Zucchini: Add the seasoned zucchini slices to the skillet in a single layer, working in batches if necessary. Fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and tender.
  5. Add Soy Sauce: Once the zucchini slices are nearly done, drizzle the soy sauce over them. The soy sauce adds a rich umami flavor that complements the sweetness of the paprika and the freshness of the zucchini.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Transfer the cooked zucchini to a serving dish and sprinkle with chopped fresh dill. The dill adds a final touch of freshness that elevates the dish.

Enjoy this savory sautéed zucchini as a delicious side to your favorite main courses. Whether you’re serving it alongside grilled meats, fish, or simply enjoying it as a tasty snack, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your culinary repertoire.