Cut zucchini into large pieces (see picture). In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive over medium high heat. Add half the zucchini and toss to coat in oil. Season with salt and pepper and cook until golden brown in spots, about 4 minutes.
Transfer zucchini to a serving bowl. Repeat with 2 more teaspoons oil and remaining zucchini. Stir batches together and add 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves. Season with salt and pepper.