When I go out to my garden in summer to "pick" dinner, my family knows I plan to fix this tasty medley. It's just as good during cold weather months using fresh supermarket produce.
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- 3 cups fresh cauliflowerets
- 2-1/2 cups cut fresh green beans
- 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 3-1/2 cups fresh snow peas
- 2 small yellow summer squash, cubed
- 2 small zucchini, cubed
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- Place cauliflower and beans in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender, adding broccoli and snow peas during the last 4 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute the yellow squash, zucchini and onion in 2 tablespoons oil until tender. Remove from the heat; stir in the sugar, sesame seeds, lemon juice, soy sauce and remaining oil.
- Transfer cauliflower mixture to a large serving bowl; add squash mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 13 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Vegetables in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2009, p50
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