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Sautéed Zucchini

September 6, 2014


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I love farmer’s markets! One of the most delicious aspects of my new apartment is that it’s located only 1 block from a huge farmer’s market. Yep, 1 teensy little block.

Every Sunday morning I grab my reusable grocery bags and head over to the 40 booths bustling with couples, babies, and puppies! Last week I had breakfast there, and ended up with a local, roasted mushroom taco and a buttery, flakey, almond croissant. It was a breakfast of farmer’s market shopping champions!

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My favorite part of any farmers market is always the samples. The peaches are so juicy, sweet, and delicious right now! Every farmer seems to be selling and sampling equally delicious peaches. One even had peaches without a pit! I’m not sure how I feel about stone-less stone fruit but it sure was tasty. I also found fantastic little cantaloupes at one of the booths too. They are about the size of a softball, and they taste exactly the way I imagine cantaloupe should taste…sweet, flavorful, and not the least bit hard or watery.

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This farmers market also samples fresh prepared foods like gazpacho, local smoked salmon dip, citrus ginger beets, and every pickle flavor I can imagine…even a super spicy one that makes you run from booth to booth searching desperately for something creamy to sample to make your mouth stop burning all the time wishing you had packed your water bottle. Sampling can be a risky business. Consider yourself warned 🙂

Sautéed Zucchini - 2Teaspoons

This week I picked up some beautiful zucchini to make one of my favorite veggie recipes…Sautéed Zucchini!

Sautéed Zucchini - 2Teaspoons  This is such a simple dish to make. And it’s sooo good.

I just sautée the zucchini with red onion, garlic, herbs, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Than add a little lemon juice and voila! Instant farm fresh side dish! The herbs and spices are versatile, so experiment with what you have around your pantry, garden or farmer’s market. I usually use green herbs like Herbes de Provence, thyme, basil, and/or oregano, and it’s always been delicious! Enjoy 🙂

Sautéed Zucchini - 2Teaspoons

Sautéed Zucchini

Farm fresh zucchini sautéed until golden with red onion, garlic, herbs, and olive oil. A quick, easy, and delicious veggie side dish!
Servings 2 -4
Author 2Teaspoons


  • 1 lb zucchini chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried Herbes de Provence*
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges for serving


  1. Toss zucchini, onions, and garlic in oil, herbs, salt, and pepper.
  2. Sauté on medium-high heat stirring occasionally until zucchini is golden, about 10 minutes.
  3. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Use 1 tablespoon if using fresh herbs


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  1. Avatar for jJudy @ImBored-LetsGo

    jJudy @ImBored-LetsGo

    This looks so simple and delicious! Which Farmer’s Market do you go to? We’re probably neighbors…or close, maybe!

    • Avatar for Karen


      Thanks Judy! It’s awesome we’re probably neighbors! I live near the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market. Which one do you go to? I was impressed with how many Farmer’s Markets DC has 🙂

      • Avatar for judy @ImBored-LetsGo

        judy @ImBored-LetsGo

        I go to the Dupont Circle one as well! We live on Connecticut right next to the zoo!

        • Avatar for Karen


          We’re totally neighbors! That’s so cool! Did you see this “hyper-local farmer’s market” on the 20th? I just heard about it today and have never been (I guess this is the second year), but I may check it out…It looks pretty interesting and it’s super close to DuPont too!

  2. Avatar for Jessica | A Happy Food Dance

    Jessica | A Happy Food Dance

    Yum! What a good side for a fall meal!

    • Avatar for Karen


      Thanks Jessica! It’s definitely delicious with fall dishes! I love serving it with eggplant parmesan 🙂

  3. Avatar for Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    I’m totally jealous of how close the farmers market is to your apartment! That is a food bloggers dream!

    • Avatar for Karen


      I am totally loving it! 🙂

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