Paleo Zucchini Side Dish in a Large Pan

Quick and Easy Paleo 4-Ingredient Sautéed Zucchini Side Dish

I can’t think of a more perfect ingredient for side dishes in the summer than zucchini. It can be found at almost any grocery store or farmer’s market this time of the year, and it’s so versatile! This paleo zucchini side dish recipe is one I make regularly, both for pitch-ins and as a side dish in the summer!

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How Easy is it to Make this Paleo Zucchini Side Dish?

I love veggies and am always looking for a way to incorporate more into my diet. This is an easy way with only four ingredients, three of which are always on hand at our house!

If you’re looking for an easy, paleo side dish you can whip up for the family or even take to a pitch-in, this is it! This recipe takes only four ingredients and 15 minutes to make! You can’t beat that!

The Secret is in the Seasoning!

Someone holding a bottle of McCormick's Sea Salt Seasoning mix with the Paleo Zucchini Side Dish in the background
The secret to this sautéed zucchini recipe is the McCormick’s paleo seasoning.

Those of us that follow a paleo diet know that many seasonings are full of added ingredients (often corn) that are not paleo-approved. It can be difficult to find paleo-compliant seasonings for a single ingredient (i.e. garlic), let alone find mixes!

But this little bottle of paleo-approved seasoning mix is perfect for this zucchini dish!

With Himalayan pink salt, garlic, onion, black pepper, red bell pepper, lemon peel, and parsley, this McCormick’s mix can spruce up lots of recipes! (Note: we also love this McCormick’s mix with garlic, onion, and black pepper mix that also contains mustard, chili powder, and Italian spices. We often season steak and potatoes with it.)

Only Four Ingredients in this Paleo Zucchini Side Dish

  • Zucchini
  • Olive Oil
  • McCormick’s Paleo Mix- the little bottle that brings the flavor!
  • Sea Salt- I like to add a little more salt to this sauteed zucchini recipe!

Serves 8 People

This recipe can serve 8 people. It would be great to take to a pitch-in and can easily be doubled or tripled. However, you may also choose to halve the recipe for a family meal.

4 Ingredient Paleo Zucchini Side Dish

This fast and easy, paleo sautéed zucchini side dish is great for summer pitch-ins or a quick side dish. And it's made from only 4 ingredients!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Servings: 8 people


  • 5 Regular Zucchini or 4 Large
  • 2.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2.5 tsp McCormick's Paleo All Purpose Seasoning with Himalayan Pink Salt, Black Pepper, and Garlic
  • 2 tsp sea salt


  • Prepare the zucchini by slicing into ½ inch pieces and then quartering the pieces
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat
  • Add the zucchini and McCormick's seasoning
  • Sauté the zucchini for 10-12 minutes or until cooked. Turn off the heat.
  • Add the sea salt and stir. Serve!


This dish serves 8 people. It would be great to take to a pitch-in and can easily be doubled or tripled. However, you may also chose to halve the recipe for a family meal.

If you’re looking for other great summer dishes, check this side dish, Quick and Easy Lemon Asparagus, or other dishes like Hawaiian Skewers or Sweet Honey Grapefruit and Mint Grilled Chicken Salad.

Summary of this Paleo Zucchini Side Dish

If you’re looking for a healthy and simple side dish to add to a main meal or bring to a pitch-in, this Paleo Zucchini Side Dish should do the trick! Hope you enjoy!

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