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*
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.
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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
Note: If you have serious allergies or sensitivities, to be considered free of these allergens, you need to use products specifically marked "gluten free," etc. There can be cross-contamination in facilities.
This post was first published on Recipe Idea Shop November 4, 2015 and updated July 4, 2021.
Lois Carter Crawford is an author, home chef, health advocate, and food coach who fought her way back from several debilitating health issues, including a moderate heart attack! She discovered that inflammation caused by the food she ate was the underlying cause of most of her health problems and developed a method and tools to help others research their food sensitivities.