Sauteed Cilantro Lime Vegetables - a super quick and easy side side dish. Healthy too!

Cilantro Lime Vegetables

  • Author: Aggie Goodman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Skillet

These simply sauted Cilantro Lime Vegetables are a perfect side dish to all any weeknight meal. If you have summer squash and zucchini around, this is a must-make!


  • 1 tablespoon oil (I like to use grapeseed oil for sauteeing vegetables)
  • 2 large zucchini, cut longways then in half moons
  • 2 yellow squash, cut longways then in half moons
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 23 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped (optional)
  • juice of one lime
  • a palmful of chopped cilantro (or culantro)
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Add 1 tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Add sliced zucchini, squash and jalapeno (if using) to pan and gently toss. Let cook for about 3-5 minutes, tossing every now and then to ensure even cooking.
  3. Once vegetables are lightly browned and softened, turn off heat. Toss vegetables with lime juice and cilantro, season with salt and pepper.

Keywords: zucchini, squash, cilantro, lime, side dish