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Orange-Maple Vegetable Ribbons

The bright colors and sweet, citrusy taste of our test kitchen’s Orange-Maple Vegetable Ribbons make for a company-special side dish that couldn’t be easier on the cook. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 large yellow summer squash
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  • Using a vegetable peeler, cut the vegetables into very thin lengthwise strips.
  • In a large skillet, saute the vegetable strips in butter until tender; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, combine the syrup, orange juice, zest, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook for 2-3 minutes or until most of the liquid is evaporated. Return vegetables to pan; toss to coat and sprinkle with pecans. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 169 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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