Published Mar 21st
Prep 5m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 4 servings Calories 53.4

Thick zucchini slices are lightly browned in butter and cooked with soy sauce and sesame seeds. This makes a fabulous summer side dish!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 large zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1 inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • garlic powder to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the zucchini, and cook until lightly browned. Sprinkle with soy sauce and sesame seeds. Season with garlic powder and pepper, and continue cooking until zucchini is well coated and tender.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 53.4
  • Carbohydrate 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol 2.7 mg
  • Fat 3.4 g
  • Fiber 1.6 g
  • Protein 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Sodium 466.9 mg
  • Sugar 1.6 g


  1. I think people should make the changes they wish and not pan the recipe. If you want changes, just make them. Aseleener need not have bothered to state ALL the changes she would have made. It was obviously not for her; so just don't make it, for Heaven's sake! Food is a personal thing; cooks - Read more ...
  2. Sorry I have multiple issues with this recipe. I don't think 1 zucchini is enough to make 4 servings. I guess it depends on the size but I would use 2 medium instead. Secondly why does the ingredient list say to divide the soy sauce? The directions have you put it in all at once. - Read more ...
  3. very tasty. used sesame oil instead of butter. this is a nice change to plain zucchini sides. a keeper.
  4. Excellent recipe! I have made this with a mixture of zucchini, squash, onions & carrots. They all tasted great, but be careful to not overcook! Have used this recipe several times & it is a favorite
  5. Loved this! I am familiar with making zucchini this way but I've always used olive oil. Sauteeing the squash in butter, however, really aided in the browning factor and gave this a wonderful, rich color. I used a combo of zucchini and yellow squash, fresh garlic rather than garlic powder, and just used the soy - Read more ...
  6. Overall a good recipe - not great but good. I quartered the zucchini lengthwise and cooked it as directed (made an interesting presentation). I used fresh garlic and added 2 tsp of honey when adding the soy sauce as others suggested.
  7. It seemed it was missing something. After reading all the reviews I did as another member had suggested and drizzled honey over it and BAM! that was the flavor this needed. Sounded strange enough to try and I'm glad I did. The honey worked the sesame seeds too. Will make again this way.
  8. Added some onion and sesame oil to this along with a few seasonings. Very good and enjoyed by all. Thanks!
  9. Excellent! I used 2 cloves minced garlic and only I TB seasame seeds. A big hit.

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