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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.
  • 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


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

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  • gardenerbowler
    Jan 16, 2017

    Made this tonight and it was delicious. Did it exactly as written and was it ever a good change of pace. Can't wait to try it in growing season. Definitely going in the file under keepers.Now onto the next recipe!

  • danielleylee
    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.

  • enns
    Aug 10, 2009

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