Got a lot of zucchini? Here is a great way to use it up and to make your guac even healthier.
The recipe is super simple, and you don’t have to follow this exactly, just make your guacamole like you usually would then add some sauteed zucchini! I was able to use zucchini from my mom’s garden and got the jalapeno and cilantro from my own garden — always tastes so much better when you can use your home-grown produce!
1 large avocado – about 1 1/2 cups cubes
1 1/2 cups raw zucchini, cubes
1 tbsp olive oil – for quick saute
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
pinch of sea salt to taste
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup chopped parsley or cilantro
1/3 cup lemon or lime juice
1 jalapeno, diced – or a few dashes of cayenne (optional)
- Saute the zucchini cubes in very hot oil for just about 1-2 minutes. Just to caramelize the edges. Salt to taste.
- Toss zucchini with remaining ingredients.