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Summertime Squash Recipe
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Summertime Squash Recipe

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"Everyone knows the best-tasting vegetables come from a country garden," writes Gwendolyn Lambert of Frisco City, Alabama. She uses her garden-grown veggies to create this colorful, nutritious dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 small sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 78 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 281 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, salt and broth until smooth; set aside. In a large skillet, saute the zucchini, squash and red pepper in oil and butter until tender. Add garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Summertime Squash in Cooking for 2 Summer 2008, p46

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"I made this tonight as a side dish with chicken and baked potatoes. This was delicious, of course I added more garlic and fresh basil from my herb garden and decreased the fat content by using pam spray. I will definitely be adding this to my summer time favorites."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2009

"This looks great, I will probably substitute lower fat margarine and oil since I'm watching my intake.


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