Sautéed Zucchini & Onions with Chive Butter


Switch up the chives for whatever's growing in your garden--basil or dill would also be delicious in the compound butter that tops this simple sautéed zucchini recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound zucchini, cut into half-moons

  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, onion, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 4 to 6 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, mash butter with chives in a small bowl until combined.

  3. Remove pan from heat and stir in lemon juice. Top the vegetables with the chive butter before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
10g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size generous 1/2 cup
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 3%
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 438IU 9%
Vitamin C 24mg 26%
Folate 32mcg 8%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 23mg 6%
Potassium 331mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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