Carrots, Zucchini and Basil

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

This makes a nice side dish trio. Points 1.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the zucchini and carrots into very thin slices (the size of wooden matchsticks).
  2. Cut the scallions into thin slices, including a little of the green.
  3. In a medium-sized skillet, heat the oil.
  4. Add the carrots and begin to saute, stirring frequently.
  5. When they begin to soften, add the zucchini and scallions.
  6. (Add a tablespoon or two of water or broth, if needed).
  7. Since the heat should be rather high, do not add the garlic until the vegetables are almost done, or it may brown.
  8. Season with salt and pepper and add lemon juice to taste when the vegetables are crisp-tender.
  9. Sprinkle with basil and chives and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This was a fun, colorful side dish with supper tonight. I used a purple onion in place of scallion and forgot the lemon juice and didn't have chives and it was still delicious! It didn't take long to make once I julienned the vegetables. (The mandoline made that much easier than chopping by hand.) Thanks for posting!

StacyMD187373 June 27, 2010

Sooooo good and so good for you. The perfect recipe. Followed the recipe and won't change anything next time either. I recommend you not skip any ingredients. Thanks, Dancer.

sugarpea April 06, 2005

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