This low carb side dish of feta & zucchini is a quick and easy recipe that’s full of flavor. Keep this keto recipe in mind when you get all that zucchini from your garden this summer. Each serving has only 3.5g net carbs.
You might also like these keto zucchini waffles!
Usually once our garden zucchini starts coming in I make so many zucchini recipes. I like zucchini because it’s so versatile and yet low carb. So today I’m starting a little early with the zucchini recipes and came up with this feta & zucchini low carb side dish. It was really tasty and so easy to make. So if you are looking for an easy low carb, summer zucchini recipe, try this one out!
Other low carb zucchini recipes to try!
I’ve used zucchini as noodles, chips, waffles as well as in soups and casseroles. You can find all of my low carb zucchini recipes here. These are my 3 favorite keto zucchini recipes:
Now let’s get to our zucchini recipe for today.
Feta & Zucchini Side Dish Ingredients
There are only 4 ingredients in this recipe: yellow and green zucchini, feta cheese, fresh thyme and butter. Sometimes the simplest of recipes have tons of flavor. If you don’t like or have feta cheese, you can try goat cheese too. You can also use dried thyme if you don’t have fresh but only use 1 teaspoon of dried. Here’s a tip:
1 teaspoon of dried herbs
3 teaspoons of fresh herbs
How to make this recipe
This is truly simple but here we go. Just melt some butter in a large saute pan. Add in the zucchini and thyme. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and saute until the zucchini softens and starts to brown.
When it’s at your desired level of cooking take off the burner. I sometimes like to get those really brown zucchini pieces but it can turn to mush so today I just let it brown a little bit. Take it off the stove and carefully fold in the crumbled feta and serve immediately.
Note you don’t have to use both yellow and green zucchini. I just think it makes a nicer presentation. Other vegetables you can use are peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, asparagus, etc. You could also add some toasted pine nuts or walnuts for some added crunch and texture.
I really enjoyed this simple, low carb side dish and it’s something I would eat for lunch too. Since I almost always have feta cheese in my fridge and both zucchini and thyme growing in my garden, I will probably whip up this zucchini recipe often. The nutritional information for 1 serving is:
149 cals / 13.1g fat / 5g carbs / 1.4g fiber / 5.1g protein = 3.6g net carbs
Feta & Zucchini Low Carb Side Dish Recipe
This is an easy and tasty keto side dish that is perfect with summer zucchini and thyme!
- 4 cups yellow and green zucchini, diced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large saute pan, add your butter and when it's melted add the zucchin and thyme leaves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Saute until the zucchini is softened and starting to brown.
Take off the stove and scatter the feta cheese.
Slowly fold in the feta and serve.