Fried zucchini with tomatoes – your perfect summer snack


Summer is in its full swing and today we’re going to cook a tasty summer starter with in-season veggies like marrows and tomatoes.

This recipe is a real catch for those who love to organize picnics for their family members and friends. Budget-friendly, easy-to-make, delicious!

Golden-browned zucchini slices, topped with piquant mayonnaise and a slice of tomato. Believe me, it tastes incredible.

To cook this starter you may use any zucchini you have. However, if you have young zucchini, it’s even better, since they have a thin peel and are more tender after frying.

One more advantage of this dish is that it can be served both hot and cold. So, you can cook it an advance, and when the party starts, just take a plate of flavorful and juicy zucchini from the fridge and treat your guests!


  • 2 zucchini/vegetable marrows/squashes
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4-5 fresh parsley twigs
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • ground black pepper – to taste
  • salt – to taste


Wash zucchini, tomatoes, and parsley thoroughly. Cut off the ends of the zucchini. Then cut the vegetables into circles (approximately 1 cm in diameter). Season them with black pepper and salt.

Remove cores and slice tomatoes.

Grease a frying pan with vegetable oil and preheat it over medium-high heat. When the pan becomes hot, arrange zucchini slices there. Fry them until golden, for about 2-3 minutes. Then turn the zucchini over and fry them from the other side.

Transfer the zucchini to a kitchen paper to let the excess oil drain.

Repeat everything until you fry all zucchini pieces.

Peel cloves of garlic and squeeze them. Combine the garlic with mayonnaise.

Arrange the fried zucchini on a serving plate. Grease them with the prepared mayonnaise. Add tomato slices and top with parsley twigs.

Enjoy your meal!

Do you have a favorite Ukrainian recipe for marrows and tomatoes? If so, please let us know in the comments below or write us an e-mail.