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




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

1 cup
37 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 6.7g; dietary fiber 1.9g; sugars 4.8g; fat 0.7g; saturated fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 430.9IU; vitamin c 38.6mg; folate 51.7mcg; calcium 34.5mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 38.8mg; potassium 562.3mg; sodium 17.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 1/2 vegetable