Summer Squash and Zucchini

It’s Summer! Summer goes hand in hand with many great fruits and vegetables but two of the most prolific summer veggies are squash and zucchini. These are great but often times are cooked in water or until mushy and then the flavor is just gone.

The best way to really bring out the truly delicious flavors of summer squash and zucchini is to roast / grill / lightly sauté them. Regardless of the cooking method, the preparation is the same.

Level of difficulty – Easy; Servings 4-6; Cook time 10-15 minutes

Ingredients:

3 summer squash, sliced into 1/4″ thick rounds
2 zucchini, sliced into 1/4″ thick rounds
1 onion, sliced
olive oil
salt and pepper
other spices if you want (oregano, chili powder, celery seed, coriander)

Preparing Summer Squash and Zucchini:

Wash the squash and zucchini. Slice off the ends and discard. Slice the onion, squash and zucchini.

Saute:

Place all ingredients in a medium-high sauté pan and sauté for about 10 minutes. Don’t turn too often so you get some brown spots on the squash. Color is flavor!!
saute summer squash and zuchhini

Roast:

Toss the vegetables in the olive oil and spices. Add to baking tray and place in 450 degree oven turning once. They will take about 10 minutes.

Grill:

Same as roasting but just place on a high heat grill, turn once and they will probably take closer to 7 minutes. Cut the vegetables a little thicker so they hold up on the grill well. Some people like to use a grill pan on their grill so they don’t lose them through the regular grates.

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