This foolproof way to cook zucchini is also the easiest and fastest. Just steam it on the stovetop for a few minutes and you have a healthy vegetable side dish to add to dinner. Toss with a little pesto for extra flavor. Source:, February 2018

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Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring 1 inch of water to boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket.

  • Add zucchini. Cover and steam until very tender, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

37 calories; 0.7 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 17 mg sodium. 562 mg potassium; 6.7 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 2.6 g protein; 431 IU vitamin a iu; 39 mg vitamin c; 52 mcg folate; 34 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 39 mg magnesium;