Zucchini & Onions Japanese Style

"I doubt that this is true Japanese cuisine, but it is for sure a quick and easy way of adding flavor to a fairly bland veggie."

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (211 g)
  • Calories 161.1
  • Total Fat - 13 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.3 mg
  • Sodium - 677 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 5.6 g
  • Protein - 2.8 g
  • Calcium - 36.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 26.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Prepare onions and zucchini as directed. Place on plate and splash with rice vinegar and sesame oil. Toss with your hands to coat. Let sit for several minutes.

Step 2

Add olive oil and butter to skillet and stir fry zucchini and onions. Add soy sauce and pepper to taste. Continue cooking until veggies are caramelized and tender.

Step 3

Garnish if desired and enjoy.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I really did enjoy this. I made this exactly as written and it was so quick and easy to make. I devoured the whole lot on my own and enjoyed every mouthful! Great flavours make the zucchini outstanding. Just the thing for this vegie loving girl!

review by:
(2 Jan 2018)


I just made this for the second time. I cooked it for approx 30 minutes on a higher heat this time. I used a whole large red onion. Yummy!

review by:
(2 Aug 2012)


This takes minutes to prepare and it is so good. I forgot the chives for garnish - I had them all chopped and ready but rushed to take photo and get it hot to the table. Loved the recipe. This adds just the right amount of flavour to a bland Zucchini. Thanks Willow for a "do again" recipe

review by:
(11 Jul 2012)