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healthy zucchini stir fry made in skillet
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5 from 10 votes

20 Minutes Zucchini Stir Fry

This zucchini stir fry is quick dinner recipe ideas that you want to put it up on your weekly menu plan. It’s easy to make with minimal pantry ingredients. All you need is 20 minutes or less time to bring a healthy, vegetarian dinner to the table.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 94kcal


  • 2 zucchini cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 large onion sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon ginger cut into thin juliennes
  • 2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • ¾ tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon red chili flakes adjust as per spice preference
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of toasted sesame oil
  • For garnish:
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Scallions


  • Heat oil in a wok or skillet. Wait till oil is nice and hot.
  • Saute onion slices, minced garlic and ginger juliennes in hot oil. Saute for a minute.
  • Then add in salt-ground pepper, red chili flakes, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and continue to saute for 30 seconds.
    Note: Do not brown or burn the ingredients. Cook it just until fragrant.
  • Add cut zucchini slices, cook for 2 minutes or more until zucchini is tender crisp.
    Pro-Tip: Do NOT overcook zucchini. You want to cook until it begins to turn tender but still has that crunch.
  • Add in toasted sesame oil and toss for 20 seconds.
  • Turn off flame.
  • Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and scallions.
  • Serve hot over a bed of rice.


Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 493IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg