101 Simple Meals

101 Simple Meals: #45

Description: “Sauté shredded zucchini in olive oil, adding garlic and chopped herbs. Serve over pasta.”


Notes: I want to like zucchini. Really, I do.

I made this in the hopes I would come around on zucchini.

I did not.

The bland zucchini overwhelmed the garlic and herbs (and even the lemon and Parmesan cheese I added to try to doctor this up).

Rating: Not good. Not good at all.


  • tut-tut

    We tried this too, and although I kind of liked it, it elicited the gag reaction from my 15-year-old! Not spewing, mind you, but a peanut butter sandwich was the rememdy.

    Question: WHY does everyone grow so much squash? Simply because they can??

  • kirsten a.k.a. triple P

    My man is not a fan of zucchini, but he likes this one:

    Grate about a pound of zucchini (drain and strain really, really, really well). Mix with one can of black beans, 12 oz. shredded cheese, a little salt and pepper.

    Use as a quesadilla filling.

    Obviously if you truly hate the zuke, you’re not going to persist in buying it, but it seems everyone gets at least one homegrown foisted upon them during the growing season, so maybe give that recipe a go;)