Zucchini Ribbons With Basil Butter

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Poker

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.

Top Review by Just Call Me Martha

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.

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!

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