Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fiesta Zucchini

With zucchini being cheap and plentiful at the farmer's market these days, I went on a search for interesting zucchini recipes. Although I'm a sucker for zucchini bread, I was looking to use zucchini as a vegetable as opposed to a dessert. This side comes together really quickly and is really delicious and I'm already thinking of ways to turn this into a main dish.

Fiesta Zucchini
adapted from the Willy St Co-op, who adapted it from Bon Appetit

2 T. olive oil
1 lb. zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced in 1/2-inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1⁄4 t. dried oregano
1 c. corn kernels, fresh or frozen (defrosted)
1⁄2 c.salsa of choice
1⁄2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Freshly ground salt and black pepper

1. Heat olive oil in heavy skillet. Add zucchini, garlic and oregano and saute 2 minutes. Stir in corn. Add salsa and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until zucchini is just tender, about 5 minutes. 
2. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and let stand a few minutes until cheese is melted. If an oven-safe skillet is used the cheese may be melted under the broiler until golden brown. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

1 comment:

  1. Delicious recipe! I used some fairly zingy salsa, so it had a good amount of heat. There were NO leftovers! :-)