Zucchini and Summer Squash with Ginger and Garlic

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Zucchini, Summer Squash, Red Bell Pepper with Ginger and Garlic cooked and served in a white bowl.

It's zucchini time! That's right my 1 plant I planted for the first time ever became so monstrous I have had plenty of zucchini, more then I'm starting to know what to do with and we are eating zucchini almost every other night. 

I make Zucchini and Summer Squash with Ginger and Garlic all the time because it's a simple, healthy and delicious way to make zucchini. 

I make it quite a bit in the summer as a nice side dish. It is super yummy and even better if you have a grill pan for the BBQ to cook in. This night my husband was missing and I didn't feel like messing with the BBQ so the stove top it was. It's so delicious either way.

Here's how to make Zucchini and Summer Squash with Ginger and Garlic:


My gorgeous sous chef for the evening!

Fresh out of the garden! Plenty of zucchini and summer squash.

Red Onion being sliced with a large chef knife!

My sous chef chopping 1/2 a red onion.

A cast iron pan with sautéed red onion and fresh ginger being grated in over the top.

In a large skillet add about 3 tablespoons Olive Oil over medium heat, add onions and about 2 tablespoons of Ginger grated (or to taste). 

Again my sous chef grating ginger and stirring!

Chopped garlic on a white cutting board with a knife laying on it's side.

Chop 3 medium cloves of Garlic. What a lovely chop job! I couldn't have done better myself.

Once onions start to caramelize add the garlic and cook until soft.

Zucchini, Summer Squash, Red Bell Pepper and Garlic added to Red Onions in cast iron pan.

Stir into red onion mixture:
  • 4 whole Diced Small Zucchini
  • 4 whole Diced Small Summer Squash
  • 1 whole Diced Bell Pepper
Season with Salt and Pepper to taste and 1 teaspoon Thyme. If I have some fresh herbs from the garden like Rosemary I will often add those too.

Zucchini, Summer Squash, Red Bell Pepper with Ginger and Garlic in a white bowl.
Zucchini and Summer Squash with Ginger and Garlic is a favorite easy side dish in our house and I hope your family loves it too! 
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Zucchini and Summer Squash

Zucchini and Summer Squash

Zucchini and Summer Squash with Ginger and Garlic is a quick and easy side dish recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Prep time: 5 MCook time: 10 MTotal time: 15 M


  • 4 whole Small Zucchini, Chopped
  • 4 whole Small Summer Squash, Chopped
  • 1/2 whole Red Onion, Sliced
  • 1 whole Red or Orange Bell Pepper, Chopped into Strips
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil, or enough to lightly coat bottom of pan
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger, Grated or to taste
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and ginger, cook until onion starts to caramelize.
  3. Add garlic and stir, cooking until soft. Toss in zucchini, squash and bell pepper. Season with salt, pepper, thyme and any herbs chosen to use.
  4. Veggies are done when hot, slightly soft but still firm.



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Zucchini and Summer Squash with Bell Pepper, Ginger, and Garlic in a white bowl.

2 pictures the top picture is cooked Zucchini and Summer Squash in a white bowl and the bottom photo is uncooked zucchini, summer squash, bell pepper, garlic and ginger. Black Lettering between the two photos that says Zucchini Summer Squash Garlic and Ginger


  1. I am bookmarking this recipe. Having quite a bit of zucchini - I will be making it this weekend. You have an adorable Helper:)

  2. This is a family favorite here, specially for the summer but I like the added peppers, and fresh ginger and garlic, I'll have to give this a shot on the grill VERY soon!!


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