Simple but full of flavor, this Spicy Asian Zucchini is another wonderful, healthy side dish for you to try It’s ready in under 10 minutes too!
Some of my favorite zucchini recipes include these Baked Zucchini Cakes, this Zucchini Casserole and these Mexican Zucchini Boats.
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I love finding new ways to cook zucchini. Especially this time of year when it is so plentiful at the farmer’s markets. I usually have loads in our garden but I failed this year in garden anything.
I have never used sriracha sauce. It’s another one, like the Thai chili sauce that I tried for the first time making this Bang Bang Shrimp and Pasta, that I have heard of but never bought. I found it alongside the hot sauces and buffalo sauces in the condiment aisle.
I am not a “hot, hot” food kind of girl. You can certainly adjust the “hot” in this recipe to your liking. Add more if you like more kick. Use 1 tablespoon if you want just a little bitty bit. Two tablespoons were perfect for us.
Serve with Soy Lime Grilled Chicken Tenders and Ginger Sesame Slaw for another great healthy meal.
Asian Zucchini Ingredients
Zucchini, cut into strips
Green onions, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
esame seeds, optional
How to Make Spicy Asian Zucchini
Heat sesame oil in a skillet on medium high heat.
Add the zucchini and garlic and saute for about 5-7 minutes or until desired tenderness
Place zucchini on a plate.
Combine the soy sauce, sriracha, and honey and whisk together until combined.
Pour the mixture over the sauteed zucchini and toss to combine.
Sprinkle with green onions
Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Spicy Asian Zucchini
- 3 small zucchini cut into long strips
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon sriracha sauce
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 green onions sliced
- 2 tablespoon sesame oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds optional
- Heat sesame oil in a skillet on medium high heat.
- Add the zucchini and garlic and saute for about 5-7 minutes or until desired tenderness
- Place zucchini on a plate.
- Combine the soy sauce, sriracha, and honey and whisk together until combined.
- Pour the mixture over the sauteed zucchini and toss to combine.
- Sprinkle with green onions
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Could Thai chili sause be used in place of Sriracha??
Oh sure! That would add wonderful flavor as well!
Super simple and very tasty. Had it as a side to a very mild steamed chicken/tofu dish. Worked really well! I really am a fan of siracha for anything from oven baked chicken to just a simple dip mixed with yoghurt. Thanks for this nice idea
Hi can I use jap cucumber instead? Thks
Absolutely! You may want to cook the cucumber a little less time to make sure it stays nice a crispy.
Hi, my son is vegan so would this work with maple syrup in place of the honey?
I’ve made it with agave and maple syrup instead of honey. Both worked very well.
Delicious! I like spicy and I found this pretty spicy but not over the top with 2T of siracha. Thanks for the yummy recipe.