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5 from 3 votes

Zucchini Stir Fry with Black Bean Sauce

With 3 ingredients, 5 minutes prep time, and 5 minutes cooking time, you get a much more interesting vegetable dish that you actually enjoy eating.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Maggie Zhu


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 to 4 (1 lbs / 450 g) zucchini , seeded and sliced

Sauce (or 2 to 3 tablespoons homemade black bean sauce)


  • Rinse the fermented black beans with tap water, drain, and transfer to a bowl. Use the back of a spoon to smash the beans. Add garlic, Shaoxing wine, light soy sauce, and sugar. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add oil and swirl the pan to coat well. Add zucchini. Cook and stir for a minute to coat the zucchini evenly with oil. Add the black bean sauce (or two tablespoons pre-made black bean sauce). Stir and cook until the zucchini is just cooked through, but not too soft. Carefully taste the zucchini. Adjust the seasoning by adding more pre-made sauce (or salt), if necessary.
  • Serve warm as a side.