Squash Ribbons Recipe
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Squash Ribbons Recipe

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These pretty vegetable ribbons will dress up your dinner plate. The combination of summer squash and zucchini, shared by our home economists, is steamed and well seasoned for a healthy side.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 small yellow summer squash
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 3 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 55 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. With a vegetable peeler or metal cheese slicer, cut very thin slices down the length of each squash, making long ribbons. Place in a steamer basket; place in a saucepan over 1 in. of boiling water. Cover and steam for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the butter, onion powder, rosemary, salt, thyme and pepper. Add squash and toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Squash Ribbons in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p65

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 153450
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"This recipe was Ok but not great. I thought it tasted a little like medicine and was mushy."

iamjosie User ID: 1182887 58512
Reviewed May. 28, 2010

"Next time I will try to cut the slices thicker - cut mine with a regular vegetable peeler & got too "mushy". The family agreed I should try this again because it tasted good. I also used Mrs. Dash Herbs instead of thyme because I didn't have any and left out the salt."

Seminoles User ID: 1412865 145926
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2009

"This had really nice flavor, but it was sort of a pain slicing the squash into little ribbons. Sure it looked nice but it would have tasted equally good if I'd sliced it normally, and it would have been a lot quicker."

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