Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Janice's Healthy Summer Squash Saute

The nutrition facts for this wonderful side dish can be found at Calorie Count!

Healthy Summer Squash Saute

Serves four


3 zucchinis, sliced
3 yellow summer squash, sliced
1 sweet red pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
2 T water
1/8 t fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 - 1 t thyme
1 t olive oil


Pre-chop and slice all veggies. In a large non-stick saute pan add a couple tablespoons of water and heat over medium until the water is steamy. Add the zucchinis, squash, red pepper, and onion. Cover the pan and steam for a few minutes. Remove the lid and continue to saute til crisp tender, adding small bits of water if the pan goes dry. A minute or so before the veggies are ready, add the black pepper and thyme and stir a bit. Remove from heat, stir in the olive oil and serve immediately.


For more flavor instead of water, use a little vegetable stock.

Try adding some crushed red pepper for a bit of heat or use habanero olive oil.

To make a delicious Vegetarian main dish, try serving it over rice or with pasta and sprinkle with a bit of Parmesan cheese.

I never cook with salt, but you might prefer it. If so, add it with the olive oil.

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