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Italian Zucchini and Peppers

This is a tasty side dish that goes with any meal. Low in fat and sodium, but the lemon gives it the kick it needs. Our family really enjoys it.
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 large red pepper or a combination of colors
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese (more if you like)
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste, I usually do half a lemon
  • 2 tsp. olive oil or 2 tbsp. fat free Italian dressing
  1. Heat a large pan and add either the olive oil or the dressing.
  2. Add the sliced zucchini, garlic and peppers.
  3. Saute until just starting to soften.
  4. Squeeze over the lemon juice.
  5. Add the oregano and cheese.
  6. Stir and serve.


  1. Oh how my family loves zucchini. I'm alway looking for a quick and tasty recipe to prepare with it in the summer. This is definitely one we will try.

  2. Sounds wonderful Char..a great side dish. I have zucchini on my grocery list.

  3. oh I love zucchini dishes - thanks!

  4. We really enjoy zucchini, and I'm always looking for new sides. Looks very tasty, and I like that it is a healthy choice. Kathy (MGCC)

  5. This looks so good! I'm about to plant my zucchini...and will be cooking up a zucchini storm in a few months. I'm trying this recipe...for sure.

  6. You have to rerun this recipe in late July/early August when zucchini pours in from the garden and we all start scrambling for new ways to cook it! This looks like a great recipe and I can't wait to try it.

  7. I make my zucchini this way as well and it is so delicious!
    Thanks for your wonderful recipes!

  8. GREAT!! I'll give this simple recipe a try.

    Yes, you can cook

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  9. Love the color! I have done something similar with tomatoes and it is amazing! I am definately trying this one too!

  10. I made this for dinner tonight, but added fresh oregano from my garden. Very tasty and so fresh looking. Thanks!

  11. Charlotte! I does look deelish!!

  12. Such a simple recipe and something that I often toss together. .but it will be wonderful to not have to guess.

  13. I'll try that for our company dinner tomorrow evening!

  14. This looks wonderful! It's a great, complete meal in one dish.

  15. This is a delicious dish. Would you consider linking it to My Meatless Mondays?

    You have some really good meatless recipes. I am going to have to copy them down to make.


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