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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source:, February 2018




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; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 6.7g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.9g 8% DV; sugars 4.8g; fat 0.7g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; vitamin a iu 430.9IU 9% DV; vitamin c 38.6mg 64% DV; folate 51.7mcg 13% DV; calcium 34.5mg 3% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 38.8mg 14% DV; potassium 562.3mg 16% DV; sodium 17.2mg 1% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.