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Summertime Squash

 Summertime Squash
"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.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
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.