Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Just Squash It

I don't know about you but, I love summer squash.  The name alone evokes thoughts of my favorite time of year.  It's vibrant yellow color… how versatile it is… it's just good stuff.  So, I'm going to share a dish with you that's all about celebrating this sunny beauty.

Shopping List:
1 lg. summer squash
4 md. white mushrooms
3-4 cloves garlic

From the Pantry:
1 Tbl. olive oil
olive oil cooking spray

frying pan
cutting board

Preparation:  Dice garlic cloves.  Move garlic to frying pan on medium heat and brown it while you slice up the squash and mushrooms.  Once garlic has browned (about 5 minutes) pour olive oil into frying pan and add squash.  Spray top of squash with olive oil spray and sprinkle with S & P and paprika.  Stir, and continue to cook on medium heat for about 5-7 minutes or until squash starts to become tender.  Then add mushrooms and repeat with another round of olive oil spray and seasonings.  Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then remove from heat and you're done!  So simple right?!

My man gobbled this right up so, it's hungry man approved.

This is a very basic recipe which I'm sure could be enhanced in many ways.  Let me know what you think and the creative ways you improve on this dish.

Makes about 4 servings at about 60 calories each… yeah, I know… bonkers!  That's what's so great about veggies.  You could eat this entire thing for a meal and it would only be about 240 calories with 120 of those calories coming from the tablespoon of olive oil alone.  Forego the oil and you've got yourself an extremely light dish.

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