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Parmesan Zucchini Spears Recipe

This fast-and-fresh side dish is courtesy of Judy Harris of Brainerd, Minnesota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 3 small zucchini (1 pound)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Cut zucchini lengthwise into quarters, then cut in half widthwise. In a large nonstick skillet, cook and stir zucchini in oil over medium heat for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon peel, salt and pepper. Cook and stir 4-5 minutes longer or until zucchini is crisp-tender. Remove from the heat; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 64 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 201 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.