Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Meal: Zucchini

Monday Meal

So as to give some motivation to go get some wonderful fresh veggies from the farmer's market and healthy meats from your local ranchers I thought it might be good to start a semi-regular series called "Monday Meal".

The feature this week is a zucchini side dish, easily paired with pork chops, chicken, fish, it's light, fresh, and perfect for summer!  One thing you should know about my cooking and thus recipes in general, I'm not very exact.  I like to think I'm a pretty good home cook, but I fully admit I am the world's WORST baker, too much precision required for me :). So, if you have questions please ask!

Zucchini tomato saute
2-3 medium zucchinis
2-3 handfuls of cherry/grape, whatever small tomato you prefer or have at the market
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Cut the zucchini lengthwise in half, then cut the halves lengthwise again to end up with long skinny quarters, then chop up ~1/4 inch wide pieces, set aside.  Quarter or halve the tomatoes (depending on size), set aside. 

In a skillet, saute the garlic and onion in olive oil until the onion pieces are translucent.  Add the zucchini, salt and pepper, and cook until just starting to get soft (5-10 minutes). Add the tomatoes, cook those for 5-10 minutes until they are soft and stewed looking. Put on your plate and NOM.

Easy, delicious, healthy, and so cheap! What's your favorite dish to make with the summer market bounty?


  1. oh yum!! we grow these veggies in the summer...and store them in the winter...and they are always so good!! and pretty!! I can smell your recipe now!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    i am a lousy baker too...have to follow the directions and even a timer for that!

  2. Sounds lovely, i'm now following you

  3. It's always fun to learn new ways to cooks veggies. looks colorful which means a variety of vitamins. Am following you. A follow back would be nice.