Korean Style Steamed Zucchini Side Dish Recipe -- Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, and Easy

I'm tired and exhausted but told myself I'd get a post done today, so this is a quick one before I go to sleep. This recipe is based off one from Maangchi's site for an eggplant based side dish but I didn't have any eggplant at home. What I did have was lots of zucchini and I assumed that it would work just as well in this recipe. I made a few more changes, such as veganizing it as well. It was spectacular and was a great addition to my Korean feast.

This recipe is not only easy and super quick to make (less than 10 minutes start to finish), it is also frugal, vegan, paleo, gluten free, allergy friendly, and just plain old yummy. You can eat it both hot and cold.

Korean Style Steamed Zucchini Side Dish Recipe -- Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, and Easy

3 medium/large zucchinis 
2 garlic cloves
2 scallions
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon gluten free soy sauce or coconut aminos
1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce (use homemade to keep this paleo)
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

1. Cut your zucchini into quarters lengthwise. Chop each spear into two or three chunks.

2. Steam for 5 minutes.

3. Cut your zucchini spears into thinner spears and cut a little shorter if you want.

4. Mince your garlic. Chop your scallions. 

5. Mix all the ingredients together.

6. Serve hot or cold.


What is your favorite way to serve zucchini? Are you a fan of Asian cooking? Does this look like a recipe you'd try?

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