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Squash Ribbons

 Squash Ribbons
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.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, onion powder, rosemary, salt,
  • thyme and pepper. Add squash and toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup (prepared with reduced-fat butter) equals 55 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.