May 19, 2011

Summer Squash Medley

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Summer squash (yellow and zucchini) are the bright delicious flavors that add depth to your meal and smiles to your waist.
There is always time to whip up some squash and it’s probably the healthier of choices to boot. I am always looking for a quick and easy side dish, or something to add more color to my plate that helps make the meal look that much more appetizing and squash is always a winner.
Springtime there is so much squash available so of course I indulge, who wouldn’t. These aren't the kind of veggies you get complaints about like the tormented brussel sprouts and with such a light and simple ingredient toss its versitile enough to go with a variety of dishes. Throw this quick side on the plate with a savory steak or grilled chicken. Makes for a healthy balanced and light dish.

Summer Squash Medley
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeno

2 yellow squash
2 zucchini squash
1tsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 pepper

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Cut squash and zucchini into 1/2 inch slices then into half moons. Toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Place veggies on an aluminum foil lined pan and bake for 20 min or until tender.

Serves very nice with steaks topped with béarnaise sauce. Sprinkle with thyme if you like.


2 comments: said...

One of my all time favorite sides!! I love this one in the summer when my plants are going nuts, I could eat it all year round!

Laura Jeanne said...

It's one of my favorites as well, the flavors are just so nice and light...perfect this time of year :)