Summer Squash

Nov 22, 2021

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Summer Squash

I LOVE fresh summer squash. It is high in fiber, Vitamin C, beta carotene, and folate. It’s only 36 calories per 1 cup cooked. Try this simple, delicious recipe as a side or add some extra protein and make it a full meal.


  • 3 yellow squash or zucchini, cut into slices
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian Herb Blend or chopped fresh parsley, oregano and basil to taste
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 2 Tbsp coarsely grated Parmesan cheese (more or less to taste)
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  1. Heat extra virgin olive oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add minced garlic and cook until slightly brown.
  2. Add yellow squash. Cook until lightly browned on both sides. Season with salt, peppers and pesto. Top with fresh herbs and parmesan.
  3. Serve and enjoy!
  • Author: Robin Barrie