Sauteed Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

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Andrea Published: May 12, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Sautéed Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 13 minutes
Total: 23 minutes



  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1smallred onion,diced
  • 1lbzucchini,cut into ½ inch chunks
  • 1pintcherry tomatoes,halved, or grape tomatoes
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 1tbspbasil,fresh chopped, plus more for garnish if desired


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large sauté pan. Add the red onions and cook for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until very soft and pale purple in color. Do not brown.

  2. Add the zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the zucchini are cooked but still crisp and the tomatoes have started to collapse, creating a little sauce.

  3. Stir in the fresh basil, then taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with more fresh basil if desired.


  • Calories: 104.45kcal
  • Fat: 7.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.97g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.17g
  • Fiber: 2.56g
  • Sugar: 5.90g
  • Protein: 2.47g
  • Sodium: 528.94mg
  • Calcium: 35.83mg
  • Potassium: 538.95mg
  • Iron: 0.80mg
  • Vitamin A: 49.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 34.17mg
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