Zucchini Caramelized Onions & Toasted Almonds, a deliciously simple 25-minute recipe. And only 4 ingredients!
Zucchini Caramelized Onions & Toasted Almonds makes a great side dish.
Hi. It's Lois in the kitchen at Recipe Idea Shop. This recipe hits the spot any day of the week. I love onions that are sautéed until brown. That makes them what chefs call "caramelized." Caramelized onions add a delicious flavor to vegetables and meats, tangy and a little bit sweet, they are just plain yummy. Sauté everything and enjoy.
Have you ever had French Onion Soup? The onions are always caramelized in this soup. (And you can make Caramelized Onions in a slow cooker! Easy peasy.) In this case, I dice the onions to cook them. Usually, I slice onions for caramelizing because they are prettier. But dicing makes it easier. There are only 4 ingredients. It's a terrific side dish for any meal.
What You Need
The only tools you need for this recipe are a good knife, I like to use a Chef's Knife (affiliate link), a cutting board (affiliate link), measuring cups (affiliate link), and spoons (affiliate link), and a skillet (affiliate link). I suspect you have all of these items on hand, but if you don't have a good set of pans, it's time to get some.
Zucchini, Caramelized Onions and Toasted Almonds Recipe
Zucchini, Caramelized Onions and Toasted Almonds
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ cup diced onions
- 1 small zucchini sliced in rounds
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- Heat the oil, add the onions and sauté until transparent.
- Add the zucchini and continue cooking until the onions are browned and the zucchini is starting to brown a bit.
- Toast the almonds in a toaster oven until browned. (Be careful, they burn easily.) Or, you can toss them in the skillet and brown them on top of the stove.
- Mix everything together and serve immediately.
Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is GF, DF, SF, EF, CF, V, VG*
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GF = Gluten free | DF = Dairy free | NF = Nut free | SF = Soy free | EF = Egg free | CF = Corn free | V = Vegetarian | VG = Vegan
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This post was first published on Recipe Idea Shop November 4, 2015 and updated July 4, 2021.
The zucchini dish looks fantastic. I will be trying it soon. I have to ask, what is that delicious looking chicken and mushroom dish in the photo? I might want to try that one too. I have to say, I really enjoy your blog. I am cooking more plant based recipes lately and you post a lot of delicious vegetarian recipes which I appreciate. Thank you so much. Lynn
Thank you, Lynn. Oh, my! I wish I could remember what the meat was. It looks like it could be a breaded piece of chicken or pork with sautéed mushrooms. I don't see that I wrote it up. Sorry! I'm glad you are enjoying the recipes. Sorry it took so long to reply...I was serving as nurse at a Quaker children's camp for a week and a half. Whew! Glad to be home!
I made this recipe this week and it was a huge hit for everyone at the table. I did add a little ground sea salt and ground pepper, but otherwise, made no changes to your delicious recipe. Gardeners will soon be having a plethora of zucchini getting ripe, so I highly recommend this recipe.
I was afraid I wouldn't like the consistency of the zucchini after cooking it this long, but I love it.
I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for commenting. Another wonderful—the best, I think—zucchini/summer squash recipe is: https://recipeideashop.com/momma-bettys-parmesan-squash-casserole/