Pan Seared Summer Squash With Fresh Basil and Lemon Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe was in today's Whole Foods email circular. It would pair well with grilled tempeh.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the vinaigrette, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh basil and salt.
  2. Slice the zucchini into large rounds.
  3. Warm a 10-inch skillet (Whole Foods suggests cast iron) until very hot.
  4. Place the zucchini in pan and sear over high heat, until blackened, 2–3 minutes.
  5. Flip onto other side and sear additional 2–3 minutes, until both sides are blackened.
  6. Place zucchini on a large platter. Spoon vinaigrette over zucchini. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

This was so yummy! I grilled my zucchini and put the vinaigrette on. I also put the vinaigrette on the salmon I grilled and it was delicious. I love this because it is a healthy alternative to heavy lemon butter sauce. Thanks for posting!

wunkermania July 16, 2011

I really loved the flavor of this zucchini. I'm going to try cooking zucchini like this next time to put over my vegan pizza. Thanks for the yummy recipe and I'll let you know how the pizza turns out. ;)

Enjolinfam January 29, 2008

The best zucchini dish I evere ate ! Basil -lemon vinaigrette is very flavorful. I used shallot salt instead of sea salt, and baby zucchini instead of large . I will definetely make it again and again. Thank you !

Arichka September 14, 2006

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