Combine the seasonings in a bowl and mix. Add grated garlic (optional).
Remove stem from zucchini, and cut off the bottom.
Thinly slice the zucchini with a slicer or peeler. Of course, you can also use a knife, but it's more challenging.
Slice as shown.
Here they are nicely sliced.
Add the zucchini from Step 6 into the bowl of ingredients from Step 2.
Use your hands to gently coat the zucchini in the seasoning. Be careful not to break the slices.
The zucchini will become tender and bend nicely.
Arrange in a mound on a serving plate. When serving guests, serve a large mound on a large plate. It's also great as a garnish.
Here it is close up. Enhance the appearance with a bit of olive oil drizzled over the top.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love zucchini, and among all the recipes I've come up with, this is my favorite. It's a simple, but delicious dish that brings out the best qualities of the zucchini. Serving the zucchini in full length looks nice and festive.
Eat the zucchini in full length! And with the skin on! Enjoy the simple taste of zucchini. When you need a festive dish, this will help dress up the table when having guests. Although it may look unappetizing, the tenderness, and the bulk of the full-length shape enhance the refreshing delight of the zucchini.