Sauteed Patty Pan Squash with Tomatoes & Basil

By September 5, 2016 August 23rd, 2018 Dairy Free, Gluten Free, greens, Paleo, Recipes, side dishes, Vegan, Vegetables

Patty Pan Squash MedleyThis year I decided to grow patty pan squash.  I love their cut scalloped edges.  They remind me of flying saucers.   I went away for a few days and some of them grew into large space ships.  They make nice magical decorations. I only cooked the smallest ones.

Patty Pan SquashSummer vegetables like tomatoes, sweet red or yellow peppers and basil pair nicely with the sautéed squash to make a wonderful side dish.  Since I love greens, I added in a little spinach too!

If you don’t have patty pan squash the recipe can be made with zucchini.

The key to making this dish is the way the vegetables are cut.

Patty Pan Squash Wedges

Cut the patty pan squash into 3/4″ wedges or if you are using zucchini cut into 1/2″ thick rounds on the diagonal.  Since my patty pans were a bit big they had a few seeds which won’t be there if you use smaller ones.  I cut away a few of the seeds.

Remove the seeds from the peppers and cut into julienne pieces.  Cut the tomatoes into large chunks.  Don’t cut them too small or they will fall apart when cooking.

This recipe is simple to follow.  To make this a vegan main dish, mix in a cup of canned white cannellini beans at the end.

Enjoy the recipe especially while the vegetables are in season.

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Sauteed Patty Pan Squash with Tomatoes & Basil


  • Author: Ingrid DeHart - EatWellEnjoyLife.com
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

Easy, flavorful, satisfying, Mediterranean vegetable dish ready in just 30 minutes! Vegetable-rich, with olives, garlic and basil.


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Ingredients

  • 3 small patty pan squash or 2 zucchini
  • 1 yellow or red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large fresh tomato, cut into large chunks
  • ¼ cup olives, chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 56 basil leaves, cut into ribbons

Instructions

  1. Cut patty pan squash into wedges or slice zucchini into rounds on the diagonal.
  2. Remove seeds from the peppers and cut into julienne strips
  3. Heat olive oil on medium low in a large sauté pan
  4. Add squash and peppers
  5. Sauté on medium low until lightly brown and almost tender, turning frequently, 5-8 minutes.
  6. Add garlic and stir.
  7. Add tomatoes and olives.
  8. Sauté 2 minutes until the tomatoes begin to soften
  9. Add spinach, stir until the spinach is wilted, 30 seconds
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Season with salt and pepper
  12. Stir in the fresh basil.
  13. Serve
  • Category: Vegetable
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegan, Paleo,

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Enjoy the recipe especially while the vegetables are in season.

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