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Sautéed zucchini with onions is a very easy to make side dish that I’ve been eating since I can remember.

close-up of several slices of zucchini with sauteed onions in a skillet

Mom always made sure we got our veggies, and I always enjoyed this one, with steak when I was lucky.

The onions become nicely browned and enhance the taste of the zucchini. Did you know that zucchini is known as courgettes across the pond? I knew that one since my mom always referred to them as “courgettes” when I was growing up.

Somehow I missed the memo on coriander, though. Coriander = cilantro and I did not know that until a couple of months ago. Sometimes I scare myself when I find out the things I don’t know that I should know…

Zucchini is a summer squash but you can often find it year-round. I would definitely eat this recipe any day!

I hope you will give this sautéed zucchini with onions recipe a try!

Zucchini with Onions - Salt & Lavender
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Zucchini with Onions

Sautéed zucchini with onions is a very easy to make side dish that goes with practically anything!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Chop onion and slice zucchini into 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices.
  • Melt butter and olive oil in a skillet on medium heat.
  • Add onion and zucchini to pan. Sprinkle with a bit of Italian seasoning.
  • Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes, or until zucchini is softened and slightly browned.


  • If you don't want the onions and/or the zucchini browned, you can sweat them by keeping the lid on the pan and stirring every 5 min or so until they're cooked the way you want them.

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  1. Tania @ COOKTORIA says:

    Wonderful, quick and healthy recipe! I didn’t know that zucchini are referred to as “courgettes” too! You are not the only one, Natasha!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks Tania 🙂

  2. Annie @ The Garlic Diaries says:

    These look amazing! So simple and yummy :). I love the combination of zucchini and onions. Pinned!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks Annie!! 🙂