Zucchini Recipe with Cooking Video and Step by Step Instructions

Here I show you my zucchini recipe. Preparing delicious courgette as a side dish is really easy and here I show you how. 

Courgettes are a subspecies of garden squash, contain as much water as other squashes, are low in calories and rich in vitamins, and are easy to digest.

This delicious side dish goes well with classic sauerbraten, roulade and short-roasted meat as well as game.

So that you can be sure of cooking success in your kitchen, I will show you the preparation step by step with a cooking video. I wish you good luck and bon appétit!

Carrot vegetables preparation I show you in another post! © Foodphotographer Thomas Sixt

1. Prepare courgette vegetables fresh, the cooking pro tips…

This little summary will get your mindset moving in the direction of tasty vegetables and is a good preparation aid.:

  • Buy courgettes that are as small as possible, the smaller the courgettes, the finer the flavour.
  • Make sure the skin is intact.
  • Wash the courgettes thoroughly, dry them and cut them off at the end.
  • Decide whether to prepare them with or without seeds and which type of cut to use.
  • You can cut slices, rhombuses, sticks, cubes or tourned vegetable pieces.
  • You need salt, pepper, sugar and optionally nutmeg.
  • Butter or ghee is a good choice, you can also use olive oil!
  • For the herbs, you can get or use parsley, lovage, thyme and dill from the garden or dried from the kitchen cupboard 🙂

I will discuss seasoning variations later in a table.

The smaller the courgette, the finer the taste. Maybe we’ll meet at the greengrocer’s soon to pick out the little vegetables.

Shopping tip from chef Thomas Sixt
You can cut zucchini for vegetables in different ways. With or without seeds, in slices, in sticks, in diamonds and in cubes.
Slices of courgette arranged as vegetables in a plate.

2. Courgette recipe

Below you will find the exact ingredients and step by step instructions with lots of photos.

By the way, you can send me a cooking question directly via the comment function!

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5 from 35 votes
5 from 35 votes
Zucchini Vegetables
Courgette recipe by professional chef Thomas Sixt with cooking video and step-by-step instructions.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dishes, vegetarian
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 559kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 250 g zucchini Ich verwende Bio gourgette
  • 1 tbs oliv oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt I use primal salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp sugar I use brown cane sugar
  • 4-6 pinches Pepper black, ground
  • 30 g butter I like to use ghee
  • 4 pinches nutmeg optional
Decorate and refine
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper optional
  • some thyme optional
  • some dill optional
  • Prepare the ingredients, wash and peel the courgettes.
  • Now decide on the type of vegetable cut: You can prepare the vegetables without seeds or with seeds, slices, sticks, diamonds, cubes and tourned vegetable pieces.
  • I decided to use rhombs without seeds. To do this, halve the courgettes lengthways and cut them into quarters. Cut out the seeds and then cut the flesh with the skin into diagonal diamonds.
  • Add the sliced courgette pieces to the pot and pour in the oil.
  • Sautieren Sie das Gemüse bei hoher Temperatur. Reduzieren Sie die Temperatur, fügen Sie Butter, Salz, Pfeffer, optional Muskatnuss und Zucker hinzu und karamellisieren Sie das Gemüse leicht.
  • Arrange the vegetables and serve optionally sprinkled with red pepper, thyme or dill.

3. Calories and nutritional values

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 559 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 27g169%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 153mg51%
Sodium 1123mg49%
Potassium 2970mg85%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4. Ideas for seasoning courgette vegetables

You can vary the classic vegetables in many different ways and refine them individually. Here are some tips and ideas:

Complementary ingredientsDescription
GingerFinely grated into a paste, add at the end and cook briefly.
HerbsDill, thyme, lovage, parsley, fried crispy basil leaves.
SaffronDissolved in a little water, add at the end and let the liquid evaporate,
Luxury variant and very fine in taste.
CorianderUse sparingly! Add spice powder at the beginning, fresh herb at the end.
SesameSprinkle on at the end, light and dark sesame seeds look and taste great!
TurmericAdd a little turmeric at the end, it helps digestion!
Nuts and seedsCombine with walnut kernels, cashew, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts or Brazil nuts.
Pomegranate seedsFold in just before serving, it's a visual kick and super healthy!
Soy sauceGlaze with a little sauce at the end over high heat, please use little to no salt!
CurrySeason the vegetables with a little curry at the end.

5. What courgette vegetables go with

As a classic side dish, this vegetable goes well with:

Goose roast
Boeuf bourguignon
Boeuf á la mode
Turkey schnitzel
Roll roast turkey
Turkey roast

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!