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Zucchini cooked with soya sauce and teriyaki sauce
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5 from 9 votes

Japanese Zucchini

Japanese Zucchini is sauteed  with onion in soy sauce and teriyaki sauce plus a few red pepper flakes for spice. Makes a great side dish for any Asian meal or grilled seafood, chicken, or steak.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword vegetarian, zucchini
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 107kcal


  • 3 medium zucchini,
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, coarsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teapsoon toasted sesame seeds.


  • Cut zucchini into 2 inch long pieces and then cut each piece into 6 wedges.
  • Heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Add zucchini and onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Cook for 4 to 5 more minutes or until soft enough for your liking.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.


For extra richness, you can add a tablespoon of butter to the pan at the end.


Calories: 107kcal