Zuchinni Almond Saute

(from clair’s recipe box)

Fast and Ben likes it

Source: Smitten Kitchen Blog: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2007/08/02/my-favorite-side-dish/

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Serves 4 people

Categories: Quick, Sides, Veggies


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced almonds
  • 1 to 2 small zucchini, cut into 1/8-inch matchsticks with a knife or julienne blade on a mandoline
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Few ounces pecorino Romano or paremsan, in thin slices — a peeler works great for this


  1. Heat the oil on high in a large skillet. When it is hot but not smoking, add the almonds to the pan. Cook them, while stirring, until the almonds are golden-brown, approximately a minute or two.

  2. Add the zucchini to the pan, tossing it with the oil and almonds until it just begins to glisten, about one minute. The idea is not to cook the zucchini so much as warm it.

  3. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately, with or without cheese on top.

  4. NOTE: can’t really be made in advance

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