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Zucchini Pritti


Zucchini was mentioned in the Bible (Book of Leviticus), and until this day has remained part of the fare in Israel and neighboring lands.

Cut zucchini into rings and fry in oil. Set zucchini aside. Fry chopped onion until transparent. Add tomatoes, black pepper, salt and green and/or red pepper. Saute until soft. Pour over zucchini rings.


  • 6 small zucchini
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 chopped onions
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 chopped green and/or red pepper
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes

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