Sauteed Zucchini with Chorizo and Lime

This dish is great for lazy summertime cooking. The most effort you have to put in is chopping up ingredients. It utilizes the natural fats from the chorizo along with a splash of olive oil for frying the zucchini, which means there's heaps of flavor. The addition of the lime juice cuts through the fattiness of the meat and creates a clean flavor that'll make you glad zucchini are such an abundant veg after all.

1 teaspoon olive oil
4 ounces Spanish chorizo, cut into 1/3-inch cubes
4 medium zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro, roughly chopped
Salt, to taste

YIELD: Serves 4 persons

COURSE: Sandwiches and Lunch

CUISINE: American


  1. Heat the olive oil over a medium-low heat in a large skillet and add the chorizo. Cook for 5 minutes, until the fat has rendered out and the chorizo is slightly crisp. Transfer the cooked chorizo to a plate, but leave behind the oil.
  2. Add the cubed zucchini to the hot skillet and increase the heat to medium. Sauté the zucchini, tossing occasionally, until browned and soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in the lime juice, lime zest, cilantro and cooked chorizo. Season to taste with salt and serve.