Sauteed Squash & Onions is a super simple side dish using fresh vegetables and fresh basil and it comes together in a jiffy.
Excuse the pun, but it seems zucchini and squash is growing out of my ears lately. It is that time of year when I can’t keep up with the amount of squash I receive in my CSA share. I have a couple of favorite recipes I like to make but I wanted to come up with a simple side dish to utilize some of the squash.
Sauteed Squash & Onions is mighty tasty with the flavors of fresh basil and season salt and goes perfectly along side some grilled tuna or salmon, chicken or a thick steak. Feel free to use thyme or oregano in place of the basil if you would like.
One tip if you have a lot of zucchini/squash on hand, grate it and store 2 cups in ziplock bags in the freezer. During the winter make your favorite zucchini bread or cake and use the frozen zucchini in the recipe.
- 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, sliced think
- 3 medium or 2 large zucchini or squash, sliced thin
- 1 tsp. season salt
- 2 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
- Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to a fry pan and heat over medium high heat.
- Add the onion and fry for 3-4 minutes, until the onions start to soften. Transfer the onions to a plate and set aside.
- Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to the fry pan and place back on the burner. Add the zucchini/squash. Sprinkle with the season salt. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add the onions back into the pan. Continue to fry until the zucchini/squash has softened.
- Sprinkle with the basil and serve.