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Summer Vegetable Saute- Zucchini, Tomato & Red Onion #side dishes #summer recipes

Summer Vegetable Saute- Zucchini, Tomato & Red Onion- simplelivingeating.com

There is nothing like wandering into a farm stand during the summer months and knowing that everything you buy is going to taste delicious. 
Because summer vegetables are so fresh and the quality is so good you really want to keep your seasoning simple in order to truly enjoy the flavor of each vegetable. 

Summer Vegetable Saute- Zucchini, Tomato & Red Onion- simplelivingeating.com

This recipe can be used with any variety of vegetables. You can substitute Italian seasoning for Mexican seasoning or French: Herb de Provence. The important thing is to keep it simple.

Summer Vegetable Saute: Zucchini, Tomatoes & Red Onions

by Diane Balch
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: saute side gluten-free vegetarian onions tomatoes zucchini Italian summer

Ingredients (4 to 6 servings)
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 green zucchini halved and sliced
  • 1 yellow zucchini halved and sliced
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 dash of Italian seasoning mix
  • salt and pepper


1) Heat the oil in a large cast iron or non-stick skillet on medium-high heat.

2) Chop onions first and get them cooking. Then add the zucchini and seasoning.

3) Add the tomatoes when the onions and zucchini are brown. Remove from heat. You don't want to cook the tomatoes.

Great side dish with any summer meal or add some beans, and serve over rice as a vegetarian main course.

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  1. Hi Diane,
    Garden is just coming in. Looks great.


  2. Your summer saute is perfect right now with the all the zucchini and tomato plants producing right now. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  3. I agree - it's so wrong to over-season produce at its peak. I love eating simply at this time of year. Our tomatoes aren't quite there yet, but when they are, this sounds like a perfect way to enjoy them.

    1. Thanks, our tomatoes don't come in until the end of August, but we get them from Georgia and the Carolinas this time of year which is still a lot closer than California.

  4. This is a great dish to use those wonderful fresh summer veggies, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a fantastic day and we are so excited that you shared your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Thanks so much and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz Helen,
      Summer is the best time of year for vegetables and I truly enjoy their simple taste.


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