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Squash Ribbons Recipe

Squash Ribbons Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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: 55 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

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

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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."

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