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Steam Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash

April 26th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Steam Sauté

Steam sauté is a procedure for cooking that omits the need for oil, and I have used this method on several occasions with wonderful results on vegetables. The use of stocks in place of oil adds flavor while making the dish healthier, and in fact, the vegetables seem to taste better to me.

This easy recipe has no oil or salt added to the dish, and the onions, garlic, and tomatoes are steam sautéed, which works and tastes just as good without the oil and salt.

This recipe is just one ingredient short of being a ratatouille, and eggplant would fit the bill to complete that dish. Can can add the eggplant along with the squashes in step 2 and proceed in the similar manner.

2 Cups Vegetable stock
2 Cups Onions, julienne
1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
2 Cups Tomatoes, diced
3 Cups Zucchini, cut into half-moon slice ¼” thick
3 Cups Yellow squash, cut into half-moon slices ¼” thick
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning blend
½ Tbsp Smoky paprika
Procedure Steps
1. Steam sauté the onions and garlic in the vegetable stock, bring to a simmer, and allow to simmer down until the onions are translucent.  Add the tomatoes and continue to simmer until thickened.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well while simmering until vegetables are tender, or about 10 minutes.

Steam Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash

This recipe was prepared on Eat To Live, Week 4, and linked from Eat To Live, Week 4 Recap of our ETL diet and lifestyle, you can follow our complete progress at Eat To Live.

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Tags: Eat To Live · Recipes · Vegetarian · Whole Foods Cuisine

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Beth // Apr 28, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Everything I like – the almost ratatouille, sounds great, but I have not used vegetable stock much, my homemade vegetable stock seems so bland, but the chicken stock rocks!!

  • 2 Jessie // Apr 28, 2010 at 9:48 am

    oh I love steam sauteing vegetables, this dish looks very delicious and satisfying! vegetable stock is a staple in my house. I use it for everything 🙂

  • 3 Emily // Apr 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm


    The colors the ingredients!

    Je l’adore!

  • 4 pegasuslegend // Apr 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    love the zucchini and so perfect how you flavored this dish and still be healthy great recipe~

  • 5 Drick // Apr 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    gosh, the onions and tomatoes alone look pretty darn good. bet that smoky paprika adds a nice balance

  • 6 penny aka jeroxie // Apr 29, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I am still not a big fan of squash but this looks good.

  • 7 5 Star Foodie // Apr 29, 2010 at 10:04 am

    A great way to prepare zucchinis and squash, looks excellent!

  • 8 Petes // Apr 29, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Always looking for a new squash recipe. Love it!

  • 9 Skylar // Apr 29, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I love the colors, not to mention the squash!

  • 10 averagebetty // Apr 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I love Zucchini! I swear, I could eat it for every meal!!

  • 11 timethief // Apr 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I love both squashes and the ingredients sound so tasty. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks. 🙂

  • 12 thepinkpeppercorn // May 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Delicious, healthful, and quick! What more can anyone ask?