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.

Why Healthy

  • Summer squash such as zucchini is a good source of vitamins A, C, as well as fiber.
  • Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene, vitamin C, potassium, iron, and fiber.



Summer Squash Sauté

This pretty dish was created after I once again bought too many squash at my local green grocery.

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins


4 to 5 Small Zucchini (About 1 Pound)
4 Summer Squash (About 1 Pound)
1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
2 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


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


2 Responses to “Mushroom Farro Soup”

  1. Melisa — November 17, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    Louise, I love the color of your soup! The last couple of days have put me in Fall mood, and I am loonikg forward to the bounty of the season.I always roast my pumpkin and squash for soup, but never tried roasting the onions. What a great idea, and a time-saver, too.I am spoiled from eating in season, fresh, natural apples in Serbia, and the big, perfect, glistening orbs do not appeal to me at all. Give something crispy, crunchy, juicy, a bit green, a bit red, and I am happy. Braeburn and Honeycrisp are my favorites.Great photos, as usual!


  2. cooking food — January 3, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    This looks truly yummy! It’s just what I have been looking for. So I have decided to cook it myself at home.


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