Easy Roasted Zucchini with Tomato, Basil, Garlic & Onion (recipe)

Here is a tasty way to prepare zucchini. Personally, I find the vegetable kind of bland, so I wanted to make it more flavorful AND use up some produce that was sitting around (i.e. tomato and leftover red onion in the fridge). The only time consuming part is chopping. After that, you throw the ingredients into a dish, stick it in the oven, and your done. The combination of tomato, basil, garlic and onions really give it a nice zesty, savory and slightly sweet flavor when roasted. And, of course, it’s healthy.

Ingredients I used are in approximate measurements. However, you can alter the amount or change the ingredients to suit what you like. Since it isn’t chemistry, like baking a cake, you won’t ruin it by tailoring it to your liking. If you want more garlic, and less basil, go for it.

  • Zucchini (4 small) – cut into quarter moons. if you like larger pieces, do half moons
  • Garlic (2 cloves) – coursely chopped. if you want garlic throughout, use a press. If you really LOVE garlic, add several whole cloves. If you don’t have fresh garlic, sprinkle garlic powder.
  • Tomato (1) – diced
  • Onion or Red Onion (1/2 to 1) – sliced  or chopped
  • Dried Basil (1 Tbsp or to taste)
  • Olive Oil

Set the oven for 450º Toss the ingredients in a glass dish or something comparable. Roast for 20-30 minutes. Stir halfway through cooking. Enjoy!


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