Recipe for Greek Style Zucchini in Tomato Sauce

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It’s common throughout Greece to braise vegetables in tomato sauce. This version uses freshly picked zucchini but you can also use summer squash if you have it.

Greek Style Zucchini in Tomato Sauce Recipe:

  • 3 tablespoons Greek olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1, 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Greek oregano

How to Prepare Greek Zucchini in Tomato Sauce:

Drizzle the olive oil into a large saucepan and set the heat to medium. Add the onion and saute for five minutes until they are soft. Stir in the garlic and saute for another minute.

Stir in the zucchini and cook for about 1 minute. Add the water and tomato paste into a bowl and stir until the paste is dissolved. Pour into the saucepan. Stir in the diced tomatoes and oregano.

Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Once it boils, set the heat to low and simmer for about 20-minutes or until the zucchini is soft.

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