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Zucchini Tomato Side Dish Recipe

Zucchini Tomato Side Dish Recipe

Bacon bits add a smoky flavor to this colorful veggie combo from Nancy Johnson, a field editor in Laverne, Oklahoma. “I’ve also prepared this as a lunch entree for one, served with a roll and fruit,” Nancy notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 to 3 thin slices red onion, separated into rings
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon real bacon bits


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute the zucchini, onion and salt in oil until vegetables are crisp-tender. Gently stir in the V8 juice, tomato, basil and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 181 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 690 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.