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Herb Garden Zucchini Recipe

Crunchy and full of fresh herb flavor, this easy side dish is an appetizing sidekick to grilled chicken or steak. The flecks of fresh herbs makes it visually appealing, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 large zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled


  • 1. Place zucchini in a colander over a plate; sprinkle with salt and toss. Let stand for 30 minutes. Rinse and drain well; pat dry.
  • 2. Place the oil, herbs, lemon juice, honey, mustard and garlic in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Transfer zucchini to a large bowl. Drizzle 1/4 cup dressing over zucchini; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate remaining dressing for up to 2 days. Yield: 6 servings plus 1 cup leftover dressing.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 68 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 434 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.