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Orange-Maple Vegetable Ribbons

 Orange-Maple Vegetable Ribbons
The bright colors and sweet, citrusy taste of our test kitchen’s Orange-Maple Vegetable Ribbons make for a company-special side dish that couldn’t be easier on the cook. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 large yellow summer squash
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  • Using a vegetable peeler, cut the vegetables into very thin
  • lengthwise strips.
  • In a large skillet, saute the vegetable strips in butter until
  • tender; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, combine the
  • syrup, orange juice, peel, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook
  • for 2-3 minutes or until most of the liquid is evaporated. Return
  • vegetables to pan; toss to coat and sprinkle with pecans. Serve with
  • a slotted spoon. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 169 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.