May 23, 2008
Yellow Squash with Vidalia Onions
Growing up in the South squash was one of those foods that you saw a lot especially in late spring and on into summer. If you've ever ventured South or have partaken of Southern cuisine you've most likely seen fried squash and to be completely honest it just never spoke that much to me, but then again you're taking about the girl who pulls the breading off of fried shrimp and just eats the shrimp. I like breading sometimes, but there are just certain foods I'd rather have sans breading and yellow squash (and shrimp for that matter) is one of them.
Growing up my mom used to make squash with a little onion. It normally involved some water and/or most likely some margarine, a little diced onion, along with salt and pepper. I decided to take that classic and lighten it up a bit with extra virgin olive oil and some salt and pepper and throw in some Vidalia onions for good measure.
I've been making squash this way for years and it's delectable. The squash itself has a buttery flavor all on its own so no butter is needed and the olive oil helps bring out a nutty flavor as well. This is a delicious, quick and healthy side dish that is just perfect when you want something a little different.
What You'll Need:
Extra virgin olive oil
5 or 6 yellow squash, cut into rounds
1 Vidalia onion, diced (Note: Any type of onion will do.)
Freshly ground black pepper
In a medium sized pot add a little extra virgin olive oil. Dump in squash and onions and add a pinch of sea salt and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently to ensure it's not burning until onions and squash are soft. Serve immediately.
Did I mention how sinfully easy this is? Who says healthy food has to be difficult and taste bad?
Notes: Sometimes I do a mix of squash and zucchini. Or you can do this with zucchini only.
Posted by Dianne at May 23, 2008 11:00 AM
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Tracked on May 31, 2008 9:56 PM
Oooh this is great! Last year with our CSA we had more squash than I knew what to do with!
Posted by: Allie at May 23, 2008 12:59 PM
I love squash. You'll probably see more of it as the summer wears on. :o)
Posted by: Dianne at May 23, 2008 8:46 PM