Thursday, May 6, 2010

Garlic Herb Simmered Zucchini

This is an easy and delicious way to cook zucchini. My boyfriend's 18 year old son ate it accidentally and loved it, when he avoided zucchini like the plague before that (he thought it was cucumbers and ate it!). I used Lipton's Savory Herb with Garlic Recipe Soup mix to make this and several other new dishes that will appear in the next few weeks. I bought it with a coupon and fell in love with this stuff! I can't imagine it as soup, but it is delicious for cooking all kinds of things.
  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, sliced into thin disks (about 3 good sized ones, 4 medium)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pkg Lipton Savory Herb with Garlic Recipe Soup Mix
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups water
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium high heat. Add zucchini and saute until zucchini begins to soften. Whisk soup mix and 1 cup water together, and add to zucchini. Simmer over medium high heat until zucchini is as tender as you like it and soup mix has reduced a bit. If it cooks down too quickly, which can happen depending on how wide your pan is, add another half cup of water. Sprinkle with pepper and serve. I use a slotted spoon to serve this so the soup is mostly left behind; just discard it.