This easy zucchini and corn sauté is a delicious side dish to accompany your favorite meal. Our chili seasoning is added to corn, zucchini, onion, and jalapeno to create an explosion of flavor for your taste buds.
Finding a new side dish that can be added to your favorite meal is always a fun adventure. There are so many different side dishes out there. Ranging from the classic potato-based side dishes like fried or baked potatoes to green beans, carrots, or broccoli. This new vegetable side dish recipe is great for breaking away from the norm and trying something new that you can customize for your audience or take to a potluck meal.
This is also the perfect dish if you have a garden that is abundant with zucchini. Or if you like to get fresh vegetables at the farmer's markets in your town. Then you just need some of our chili seasoning, butter, and you have a quick, easy, and delicious side dish to enjoy any time of the year. Here is how to make our easy but flavorful zucchini and corn sauté.
Sauté the Onion, Butter, and Jalapeno
In a medium skillet, you will need to sauté the 2 Tbs butter with ½ onion diced (Yellow or red work the best. If you want a stronger onion flavor use the red onion.) and 1/2 jalapeno diced (if you do not like a lot of spice then you can decrease the amount of jalapeno you add or even leave out the jalapeno). Cook until the pepper and onion become tender. This should be about 10 minutes.
Add in the Vegetables
Next, you will need to add in 2 cups of frozen sweet corn or fresh sweet corn that has been cut off the cob and 3 cups diced fresh zucchini. Cook until the corn and zucchini become tender. This should be about 10 minutes.
Season the Zucchini and Corn Sauté with Chili Seasoning
Now take 2 Tbs of our chili seasoning and mix into the zucchini and corn sauté. Let cook for about 5 minutes then you are ready to serve.
How to Serve the Corn and Zucchini Sauté
Now that you have made your zucchini and corn sauté it is time to serve it. You can sprinkle chopped cilantro and Cotija cheese on top of the sauté to add some extra flavor. This is a great side dish recipe that can be served with a variety of main dishes. You can serve it with beef, pork, chicken, or even tofu. Here are some of our favorite main dishes that can be served with this side dish recipe.
- Flank Steak Sandwich
- Sweet and Spicy Shrimp in Red Pepper Jelly Glaze
- Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos
- Southwestern Salmon Patties
- Fish Tacos
Now that you have learned a fun new side dish recipe, here are some more of our favorite side dish recipes that you should explore!!!
- Roasted Asparagus with Creamy Southwestern Sauce
- Seasoned Oven Fries
- Glazed Carrots in Red Pepper Jelly Sauce
- Southwest Seasoned Brussel Sprouts