I love summertime because there is so much great produce available in my garden and also from the local farmer’s market. Nothing says summer more than squashes and peppers, in my opinion! I am a huge fan of easy yet flavorful veggie recipes like this one I am sharing today – some other favorites include Brazilian garlicky collard greens, Brussels sprouts chips, and Salvadoran spicy slaw (curtido).
The great thing about cooking with fresh local ingredients is that you do NOT have to work hard to make them taste good. All you need is a high quality olive oil to sauté with so the flavors of the produce of the season shine!
I used yellow crookneck squashes in this recipe but there are other summer squashes you can use as well. You can check to see what your local farmers are growing. I often find that the produce available there is actually cheaper than at the grocery stores, but that’s not always the case.
Red bell peppers have a deeper, richer flavor than their green counterparts which is why I love to use them in this simple side dish.
This dish goes great as a side at breakfast, lunch, or dinner! It’s super versatile and a quick, easy recipe to prepare. Hope you enjoy it!
Sautéed Summer Squash with Peppers, Garlic, & Herbs: The Players
3 summer squash (I use yellow crookneck), sliced into discs
2 red bell peppers, diced
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp dried rosemary or thyme (where to buy Non-GMO, dried rosemary)
coarse sea salt to taste (where to buy coarse sea salt)
fresh ground black pepper to taste
good quality olive oil for sautéing
Sautéed Summer Squash with Peppers, Garlic, & Herbs: The How-To
Heat a large frying pan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes (where to buy frying pan). Add oil and all remaining ingredients to pan then stir.
Cook, stirring often, until squash is soft and peppers are fragrant (about 5-10 minutes depending on your stove top).
Serve immediately and enjoy! Serves 2-3 people.
For recipes and practical instructions for eating this way (dairy-free and grain-free), I highly recommend the Paleo Eats Cookbook.
It’s the simplest way to get started, and at the moment, the print version of this cookbook is 100% free to Food Renegade readers.
AS ALWAYS, ENJOY!