Sesame Steamed Zucchini Recipe
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Sesame Steamed Zucchini Recipe

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Here’s a super-simple way to dress up zucchini from Wanda Penton of Franklinton, Louisiana. Asian flavor and sesame seed crunch make this side dish a treat to eat! Tip Idea: Yellow summer squash could be substituted for some of the zucchini.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 small zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Dash salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 70 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 178 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and then into 1/2-in. slices. Place in a steamer basket; place in a small saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 5-7 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, sesame seeds, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Transfer zucchini to a serving bowl; drizzle with sesame mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Steamed Zucchini in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p59

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Reviewed May. 26, 2008

"I was looking for something that went along well with the Sesame Steak (also found in Taste of Home) and this seemed to fit the bill. It was fast and tasted great. This is a keeper!"

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