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Cooking baby marrows (zucchini) and carrots together can result in a delicious and nutritious side dish. Here’s a simple recipe to prepare baby marrows and carrots.

How to cook baby marrows and carrots.

Baby marrow is another term for zucchini or courgette. It is a summer squash that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. Baby marrows are harvested when they are young and tender, usually when they are about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) in length. They have a mild flavor and a slightly sweet taste, making them versatile and popular in various culinary preparations. Baby marrows are commonly used in salads, stir-fries, soups, stews, and can even be grilled or baked. They are low in calories and a good source of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South African


  • 2 baby marrows (zucchini)

  • 2 carrots

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh herbs (optional, such as parsley or basil)


  • Wash the baby marrows (zucchini) and carrots thoroughly under running water. Trim off the ends.
    2. Cut the baby marrows and carrots into thin slices or julienne strips. You can use a knife or a mandoline slicer for this.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
    4. Add the minced garlic to the hot oil and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
    5. Add the sliced baby marrows and carrots to the skillet. Stir them well to coat them evenly with the garlic-infused oil.
    6. Cook the vegetables for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want them to be tender but still slightly crisp. Adjust the cooking time based on your preferred level of tenderness.
    7. Season the baby marrows and carrots with salt and pepper to taste. You can also add fresh herbs like parsley or basil for extra flavor.
    8. Continue cooking for another minute or so, allowing the flavors to meld together.
    9. Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the cooked baby marrows and carrots to a serving dish.
    10. Serve the dish hot as a side with your main course. It pairs well with grilled meats, roasted chicken, or as a filling for wraps and sandwiches.



Not forgetting that, cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the slices and your desired level of tenderness. Feel free to adjust the recipe to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy your baby marrows and carrots!


Serving: 50g
Keyword Baby marrows and carrots
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