Zucchini Stir-Fry


This tender stir-fried zucchini comes together in just a few minutes. The grated ginger adds an earthy spice that complements the soy sauce and Sriracha without overpowering the zucchini's delicate flavor. To elevate the flavor and presentation, sprinkle with togarashi spice and toasted black sesame seeds before serving.

a recipe photo of the Zucchini Stir Fry served on a plate
Photo: Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into (2-by-3/4-inch) wedges

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 3 scallions, green parts only cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1/3 cup)


  1. Combine ginger, soy sauce, Sriracha, honey and cornstarch in a small bowl; stir well.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Add zucchini in a single layer; cook, undisturbed, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add water; cook, covered, until the zucchini is bright green and tender, about 2 minutes.

  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the ginger mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle with scallions. Toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

91 Calories
4g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 9g 18%
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 578IU 12%
Vitamin C 34mg 38%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 50mcg 13%
Vitamin K 31mcg 26%
Sodium 335mg 15%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 35mg 8%
Potassium 500mg 11%
Zinc 1mg 9%

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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