Zucchini with Walnuts

We’re eating lots of zucchini these days.  Friday night one of my kids asked, “Do we have to have it on pizza!?!”  Don’t get me wrong, they like zucchini, but a person can get tired of it after a while.

I’ll admit that three zucchini plants is too much for our family.  I give some away, but I still end up eating it every day at some meal.  I serve it quite frequently with dinner, and this recipe has become a favorite, especially for my pickiest eater.  He now wants me to make it this way all the time.  I can’t complain.  It is a very simple and tasty way to enjoy zucchini.  Feel free to vary the ingredient amounts to taste.

If you are like me and have lots of zucchini to use, or are just looking for new zucchini recipes, Amy at The Finer Things in Life has a list of links.  They are not gluten free (though some are naturally gf), but they might inspire you to try a gluten free version.

Zucchini with Walnuts
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1-2 Tablespoons coconut oil, butter, or oil of choice
  • ¼ – ½ cup chopped walnuts, plus halves for garnish
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Wash and slice zucchini. I prefer to make medium to thick slices so the zucchini does not get soft too quickly.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet and add the zucchini. Stir and cook until almost to desired doneness.
  3. Add the chopped walnuts and garlic, stir, and heat for about another minute until the walnuts hot and fragrant.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with walnut halves.

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  1. Joyce Pinson @friendsdriftinn says

    I love zukes grilled with a little olive oil and a dash of Italian seasonings. Never thought of pairing up with walnuts. With summer squash in season, this is a great idea for variety! Thanks for sharing!

  2. April@The 21st Century Housewife says

    This is a delicious idea- and I think I may well need lots of zucchini ideas as I have six plants in my garden and they all have tons of baby zucchinis on them!!

  3. Tasty Eats At Home says

    This sounds like a great side dish! I agree, sometimes a person can get tired of zucchini. That's when you break out the zucchini bread, muffins, etc! I actually have frozen shredded zucchini when there was an excess, just so I could later make zucchini bread when the mood struck. I've also used it up in my green smoothies in the morning!

  4. gfe--gluten free easily says

    That looks absolutely delicious, Linda! I love walnuts and zucchini, but have never had them together. Will try this soon for sure. :-)

    I agree with Alta. When you're tired of zucchini in savory dishes, it's time to use it in sweet ones. But have you made zucchini boats yet? Those are fun. The zucchini equivalent of a stuffed pepper. 😉 You can fill them with whatever you like … we like a sausage, onions, bread crumbs, etc. mixture, but vary to what we have on hand.


  5. Heidi Kelly says

    What a wonderful flavor combination Linda! I have zucchini coming out my ears and will definitely be trying this as well as some of the other ideas mentioned. I have never thought to freeze shredded zucchini for future use, so I will be doing that too!

  6. Julie says

    What a zucchini recipe. One plant at our house, can't wait to try this as soon as they are ripe.

  7. Aubree Cherie says

    This is SO intriguing! Its not something I would have thought up. I love walnuts though; I bet the textures are pretty fun too :)

    ~Aubree Cherie

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