Special Minty Zucchini

By yasmine • November 12, 2015

4 servings
30 min
Special Minty Zucchini

الوصفة بالعربي

This is a simple yet delicious vegetable dish using ingredients available in your pantry for everyday cooking. It’s a fresh change to the traditional tomato-based zucchini. The Minted Zucchini is also a tasty dish for those detoxing or refraining from protein and carbs. Otherwise, serve it with your favorite protein and rice for a complete meal.


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil (OR 1 tablsepoon olive oil & 1 tablespoon butter) - زيت زيتون
  • 1 large onion (minced) - بصلة
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced) - فصوص ثوم
  • 1 kg zucchini (cut in half circles) - كوسة
  • salt and pepper - ملح و فلفل
  • 1 cup chicken broth/stock (or vegetable stock) - مرقة دجاج
  • 11/2 tablespoon dried mint (OR 5 sprigs fresh mint chopped) - نعناع مجفف/ ناشف

Step by step

  1. On medium heat, add olive oil and butter to a casserole and sauté the onions until translucent (about 8 minutes) - don't let it darken.
  2. Add minced garlic followed by sliced zucchini, salt and pepper. Stir well for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add warm broth and bring it to a boil. Put heat down, cover the casserole and let it simmer for 15 minutes or until the zucchini is tender.
  4. Add mint and let it cook for another 3 minutes. Serve warm with rice or crispy bread.


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