Zucchini with Walnuts
Adapted from the Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation, www.pbhfoundation.org
Credit: Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) by Chef Carmen I. Jones, CCP. This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.
A tasty, interesting combination of texture and flavor. Each serving is an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber, and a good source of folate and potassium.
|4 medium zucchini, washed and stems removed|
|1/2 Tbsp NOW Real Food® Extra Virgin Olive Oil*|
|1 tsp. walnut oil, optional|
|2 tsp. coarsely chopped NOW Real Food® Walnuts*|
|1 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed, or 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves|
|1 lemon, grated peel and juice|
|Black pepper, to taste|
|1/2 tsp. salt|
- Cut zucchini in quarters lengthwise and then into ¾-inch chunks.
- Heat oil(s) in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add zucchini and sauté, stirring constantly and gently.
- When zucchini is almost tender, add walnut pieces and thyme, and continue to cook for about 45 to 60 seconds. Zucchini should still be bright green in color.
- Season with lemon juice, grated lemon peel, pepper, and salt.
- Serve hot.
Note: Walnut oil is available in specialty food shops and select grocery stores. It will turn rancid quickly, so please store between uses in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*NOW items available at your local health food store
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