Fresh Zucchini & Corn Sauté

It’s August with all its summer heat. Today’s recipe is a simple sauté of two of the season’s most bountiful crops, fresh corn kernels and zucchini. Nothing beats the fresh taste of vegetables. The classic sauté begins with butter. I am using 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil. For vegan, use vegan butter and/or olive oil. Olive oil adds a rich flavor to the buttery veggies.

I am just adding a little garlic and onion to the zucchini and corn mix. I enjoy the flavor of fresh vegetables without a lot of spices, but you can also add bell pepper, red pepper, or a little spice for more zing. This recipe is just a starting point for you to make it custom for your family. Add cheese for a vegetarian dish. Add cooked chicken for a one pot meal.

Fresh Zucchini & Corn Sauté

Use organic when available. Serves 4


Fresh Zucchini & Corn Sauté

Fresh Zucchini & Corn Sauté is a perfect summer side dish of a simple sauté of two of the season's most bountiful crops, fresh corn kernels and zucchini.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword corn, fresh corn and zucchini saute, fresh summer vegetables, fresh zucchini and corn saute, zucchini, zucchini corn saute
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp butter or vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small white onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed or diced
  • 3 ears of fresh corn, husks and silk removed
  • 3 small zucchinis diced
  • 1/2 Optional red pepper diced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut kernels from ears of corn
  • Heat butter and oil in pan over medium heat stirring occasionally for 1 to 2 minutes
  • Add onion and cook for about 4 minutes
  • Add garlic, stir, and cook for about 1 minute
  • Add corn kernels and zucchini
  • Optional add red pepper diced
  • Mix veggies and cook for about 6 minutes stirring occasionally
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Optional garnish with fresh basil or cilantro


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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

15 thoughts to “Fresh Zucchini & Corn Sauté”

  1. My friend Ron gave me a Zucchini and instead of cooking it I made 4 loaves Zucchini bread. They were so tasty. The last two I put blueberries in the loaves and wow, it was fantastic. I can’t wait to get another a zucchini so I can make more Zucchini loafs .

    Cruisin Paul

  2. This sounds delicious! I’ll pass the recipe on to my mum. She has so many homegrown zucchini that she doesn’t know what to do with them!


  3. This sounds delicious! I have some garden fresh zucchinis waiting to be used up too. Pinned.

  4. Zucchini grows prolifically in our area here in Oregon. We don’t garden but the Farm Markets are overflowing with it as are everybody else’s gardens. I used to think it was because it liked our cooler summers, but it has been hot this year and still it does well! Anyway — we’ve always liked it and that’s a good thing! And can always use new ideas. I’ve sauteed it for years, but never thought of adding corn which is a great (and colorful) idea!

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