Sauteed zucchini coins

Dietician's Tip

Zucchini slices are lightly sauteed and tossed with herbs instead of being breaded and fried. This recipe also uses olive oil, which is mainly monounsaturated fat.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced yellow zucchini
  • 2 cups thinly sliced green zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


In a large, nonstick frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini slices and saute until their colors intensify, about 5 minutes. Add the dill, cilantro and scallions and stir until evenly mixed. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve immediately.

Serving Information

Serves 4

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 64
Total carbohydrate: 5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Dietary fiber: 1.5 g
Monounsaturated fat: 2 g
Protein: 2 g
Saturated fat: 0.5 g
Serving size: About 1 cup
Sodium: 9 mg
Total fat: 4 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Fats and oils: 1
Vegetables: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Fats: 1
Nonstarchy vegetables: 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Fats: 1
Vegetables: 1

Last Updated Nov 18, 2016

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