Lately I have been craving flavorful meals that are a little less “heavy” and lower in calories. This recipe for Sweet and Sour Zucchini with peppers, onions and of course, pineapple fits the bill! It’s so simple to throw together taking less than 30 minutes total.
The sauce is traditional sweet and sour utilizing cornstarch (or arrowroot powder) to thicken it up. I personally prefer mine a little on the thinner side of the spectrum. I enjoyed these veggies ‘as is’, but if you’d like to serve them over rice, I’ll leave that up to you.
The process couldn’t be any easier. All of the sauce ingredients go into a medium saucepan. Once boiling, add the cornstarch mixture to thicken. Cook for a few minutes to bring it up to its full thickening power. You may not need all of it.
Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, add 1 Tbl of oil and the cut zucchini. Saute until just fork-tender, allowing the edges to get slightly browned. Next add the onions and peppers. Saute for another few minutes until the onions are translucent and peppers are tender.
All that’s left to do is toss with some of the sauce. Serve with or without rice and season with salt and pepper.
If you make this recipe for Sweet and Sour Zucchini, leave a comment below and let me know what you think! You can also snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @theveglife1