Sauteed Zucchini and Arugula

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

Zesty, with a pleasant tang.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the zucchini in a dry dish towel and wring out all the excess moisture; dry the squash carefully with a dry towel.
  2. In a medium pan over medium heat, melt the butter; add in the zucchini; stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the arugula and continue stirring for another minute or two.
  4. Add in the garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; stir until combined.
  5. Taste for seasoning and adjust; serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This is just delicious! The contrast of the zucchini and the arugula is indescribable. The zucchini maintains its unique flavor, while the arugula takes on the lemony aura. I did make a couple of changes since I am unfamiliar with zucchini. I sliced it very thin into rounds and sautéed it to death with the garlic in butter until it was quite limp. Then I added the arugula until wilted and added salt, pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice. Keeper! Thanks for posting.

threeovens March 03, 2009

Yumm!!! This is a great recipe!! I love the pairing of zucchini and arugula!!! All of these flavors balanced wonderfully together! I used my box-grater on the zucchini and it was actually fun because it grates really easily and fast! I did use just 1 TBSP butter and substituted olive oil for the other TBSP and it tasted great!! Thanks for this recipe, will definitely make again!!!

Chef*Lee February 08, 2009

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a