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Squash Ribbons

Steamed and well seasoned, these pretty vegetable ribbons will dress up your dinner plate. The strips of yellow summer squash and zucchini are easy to cut using a vegetable peeler or cheese slicer.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 small yellow summer squash
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon 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


  • 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. boiling water. Cover and steam until tender, 2-3 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, onion powder, rosemary, salt, thyme and pepper. Add squash and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 80 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • katlaydee3
    Mar 28, 2012

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

  • iamjosie
    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
    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.

  • serendipity1212
    Aug 26, 2007

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