Zucchini Ribbons With Basil Butter

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Found this in a magazine! Made it with the garlic excellent! Also instead of boiling the ribbons, I fried them in butter until tender. Wow! That was excellent also! Very easy either way.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring pot of water to boil.
  2. Mean-while, with vegetable peeler-slice zucchini lengthwise into ribbons. Add zucchini to boiling water; cook until tender, 30-60 seconds.
  3. Drain and transfer zucchini to serving bowl.
  4. Add butter, oil, parmesan, basil, and red pepper flakes; gently toss until butter is melted and zucchini are coated.
  5. I also added 1/2 tsp of garlic powder to this!


Most Helpful

Wow! This was so easy and so yummy! I too skipped the boiling. I added about 1/4 of a red pepper, sliced thinly, and a small clove of garlic to the zucchini as it was sauteed in the butter. I also used freshly grated parmesean and good quality olive oil as I think it really makes a difference. The result was tasty and oh, so beautiful to look at. This is a perfect side-dish to add colour to your meal. I would suggest snipping the fresh basil right into the pan. I sliced mine a bit ahead and the edges had already started to turn colour which affects the presentation of an otherwise beautiful dish.

Just Call Me Martha October 02, 2002

A beautiful recipe. I make a variation to meet my tastes. I boil the water. Leave it to cool for 1 minute, pour over the zucchini. Stir once clockwise, once counterclockwise. Pour out the water and season. I eat it often with butter, pepper, salt. Zucchini is an excellent source of manganese. I can make this in less than 5 minutes. It is quick, healthy and cheap.

Lilibeth April 29, 2009

This is a great zucchini recipe. I julienned the zucchini and steamed it, not at all limp or mushy. Meanwhile, I combined the other ingredients with the addition of garlic salt, which I tossed with the hot zucchini.

LetsEat April 02, 2010

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