Zucchini Butter

Zucchini Butter

This silky sauce made from peak-season zucchini is the perfect topping for a summery crostini or pasta dish. Make a big batch and store the sauce in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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1/2 cup

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Product Size

  • Small Dish
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  • Large Shallow
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  • Large Deep

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

3-4 mins

Free Time

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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup (90g) grated zucchini
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pinch chili flakes


  1. Add all the ingredients in the Anyday and mix well. Be sure to include any remaining juices from the grated zucchini.
  2. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, or until the zucchini is soft and tender.
  3. Gently mash with a fork to create a spreadable mixture.
  4. Enjoy over toast, toss with hot pasta, or mix into steamed vegetables.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • And some turmeric and black pepper for an earthy twist.
  • Mix with chopped cherry tomatoes for a bruschetta topping.