Zucchini is a high moisture vegetable and not too tough, which makes it perfect for stir-frying. If you like, feel free to spice up this easy zucchini stir-fry by adding 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of chili paste with the ginger.


2 large zucchini
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry


1. Cut the ends off the zucchini, and cut diagonally into slices about 1/4-inch thick.
2. Pre-heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat until it is nearly smoking. Add the oil, swirling it around the pan.
3. When the oil is hot, add the ginger and stir-fry until it is aromatic. Add the zucchini. Sprinkle the salt and sugar over. Stir-fry for a minute, then stir in the rice wine or dry sherry.
4. Stir-fry the zucchini until it turns dark green and is tender-crisp (about 3 minutes total). Serve hot.

Nutritional Breakdown for Zesty Stir-fried Zucchini, based on 4 servings:
Each serving contains: Calories 51, 4 g Carbohydrates, 1 g Protein, 4 g Total Fat, (trace Saturated Fat, 2 g Monounsaturated Fat, 1 g Polyunsaturated Fat), 0 mg Cholesterol, 1 g Fibre, 272 mg Sodium, 250 mg Potassium.