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Irresistible small summer squashes

Posted by Sheryl Julian  July 12, 2010 05:09 PM

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The small round zucchini on the right are about the size of tennis balls and taste nothing like large bats of zucchini. They're much less watery and quite flavorful, as are the little patty pan yellow squash beside them. Add ripe tomatoes and a handful of fresh basil and you have a fine summer dish.

Sauteed zucchini and squash

Serves 4

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 small round zucchini

4 patty pan squash

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 medium tomatoes, cored and cut into thin wedges

Small handful fresh basil leaves, stemmed and chopped

1. Heat a large skillet and add the oil. When it is hot, add the zucchini and squash. Cook, without moving the vegetables, for 3 minutes or until they brown on the bottom.

2. Add salt, pepper, and tomatoes. Lower the heat, and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with basil. Sheryl Julian

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