Summer Squash Saute


This pretty dish was created after I once again bought too many squash at my local green grocery. I find at the end of summer when fresh seasonal vegetables are abundantly available I am always buying too many, and then find myself spending a lot of time in the kitchen thinking up new ways to prepare them. This mix of zucchini, summer squash, cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs was delicious both the day I made it and the next day when I used it in my morning frittata.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 2011

Summer Squash Saute

A simple summer squash saute.

Ingredients:

  • 4 to 5 Small Zucchini (About 1 Pound)
  • 4 Summer Squash (About 1 Pound)
  • 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 2 Chopped Tablespoons Each Of Fresh Oregano, Fresh Basil, and Fresh Parsley
  • 1/2 Red Chile Pepper, Finely Chopped (Optional)
  • Sea Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper

Directions:

  1. Cut the zucchini and squash crosswise into 1/2 inch slices.
  2. Halve the cherry tomatoes.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add all the squash rounds.
  4. Cook, stirring frequently until fork tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic, tomatoes, and fresh herbs.
  6. Stir to mix and continue to cook until the tomatoes soften.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm or at room temperature.