Saturday, August 13, 2011

Zucchini, Corn, and Tomato Saute

This colorful, delicious, healthy side dish is also quick and easy to make!

It's best made using fresh basil, but you can substitute dried basil if fresh is not available. (See quantity differences in ingredient list below.)


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 medium zucchini (about 1/2 pound), quartered lengthwise and then sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
3/4 teaspoon fresh basil, julienned or coarsely chopped, or a scant 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium to medium-high heat. Add the zucchini, and saute for 2-3 minutes until soft.

Add the garlic, and saute for another minute or two, until the garlic is soft but not brown.

Add the corn, tomatoes, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Saute for 2-3 minutes, until heated through.

-- 2-3 servings

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