Save on Pinterest

Zucchini-Tomato Saute

For a fast and flavorful side dish that goes great with a variety of main dishes, give this recipe a try. It's a cinch to stir together using just one skillet. Ground cumin and picante sauce add a nice zip.—JoseAnn Engle, Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup picante sauce
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • In a large skillet, saute the zucchini, onion and garlic in oil for 2 minutes. Add cumin, oregano and salt. Stir in picante sauce; cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add tomato; cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Remove from the heat; sprinkle with cheese.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • PTuttle
    Aug 8, 2011

    I made this with a combination of zucchini and yellow summer squash from my garden. I used Pace medium picante sauce to give it a little more kick than mild. The dish was really flavorful which is great because zucchini can be very bland. My son and I loved it. Even my husband who usually hates zucchini thought it was pretty good. Next time I might try adding some fresh or frozen corn like in the Mexican dish calabacitas.

  • 64linda
    Feb 11, 2011

    I modified the recipe and it was great