Steamed Zucchini In the Microwave

How to steam zucchini in the microwave! Perfect recipe for a quick healthy side dish or tasty add-in.

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This recipe is so simple and easy to follow, you will have a scrumptious side dish in no time! Steamed zucchini is the perfect vegetable to add onto your list of go to side dishes. 

I love making steamed zucchini to go along with salmon, all finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. You can get creative with your steamed zucchini and pair it with anything you want! Don’t know what to pair it with, keep reading for some of my suggestions! 

Microwave Steamed Zucchini is the Best Go-To Side Dish

  • It is the fastest and most simple way to cook zucchini!
  • There is no prep time and no clean up, all you need is a bowl and your zucchini
  • Zucchini is a healthy option that everyone can eat!
  • Make it in bulk or make a single serving and save the other half to steam in the microwave another time!

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini
  • 3 tbsp of water
  • 1 tbsp butter (optional)
  • Salt & pepper (optional)

How to Steam Zucchini in the Microwave – Step by Step

  1. Slice zucchini into coins
  2. Place zucchini slices in a microwave safe dish, add water
  3. Cover with a plate and microwave on high for about 3-4 minutes
  4. Remove from microwave and drain
  5. Transfer to a serving dish, top with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

What to Pair Zucchini With

As I mentioned previously, I love to pair baked salmon with zucchini, sooo good! Some other suggestions on what to pair your zucchini with are:

A crispy, flavorful chicken parmesan would pair wonderfully with zucchini!

Try Korean beef marinated in a combo of soy, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic and ginger (so good) and mix with zucchini and rice to make a bowl! 

Toss your steamed zucchini in butter, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and top your favorite pasta with it.

How to Choose a Zucchini at the Grocery Store

Choosing a zucchini at the grocery store can be daunting. When they’re all green, but all different shades of green, and you just don’t know which green is the right green for a zucchini to be. 

Do not fear here is your guide to choosing a zucchini. Search for a zucchini that is relatively thin and about 7 inches long. Larger zucchinis tend to have less flavor so aim to pick one on the smaller side. 

The color of your zucchini should be a rich dark green. 

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How to Steam Zucchini in the Microwave
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Steam zucchini in your microwave in just 5 minutes for a delicious side dish! Depending on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.

Course: sides
Keyword: steamed zucchini
Author: Steamy Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 zucchini
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp butter for flavor
  • 1/4 tsp salt for flavor
  • 1/4 tsp pepper for flavor
Instructions
  1. Slice zucchini into coins

  2. Place zucchini slices in a microwave safe dish, add water

  3. Cover with a plate and microwave on high for about 3-4 minutes

  4. Remove from microwave and drain

  5. Transfer to a serving dish, top with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

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