Friday, August 26, 2011

Sauteed Snap Peas and Zucchini with Basil

Sauteed Snap Peas and Zucchini with Basil recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Crisp, lightly sautéed veggies, seasoned with garlic and just a little butter make a perfectly simple and delicious side dish. I served this alongside Grilled Chicken Marinated with Basil and Lemon; it was a great combination.

Sauteed Snap Peas and Zucchini with Basil

2 medium Italian zucchini, cut into bite size pieces - yellow or green is fine
1 1/2 cups snap peas, this was approximately two large handfuls
1 large onion, cut into bite size pieces
5 oz mushrooms, sliced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
freshly cracked pepper, to taste
kosher salt, to taste
10 large basil leaves, very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature

In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil and add the garlic. Saute for about a minute and add the mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute just until tender. Remove from pan and set aside in a covered bowl.

Add the onions to the empty skillet and saute over medium heat. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water, cover with lid and steam them for a minute or two. Add the zucchini and snap peas. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with lid, stirring occasionally and steam/saute until vegetables are tender, but still crisp. This should only take a few minutes. Taste vegetables and adjust salt and pepper if necessary.

Add the mushrooms back into the skillet and toss to combine. Add the softened butter and toss gently to coat the vegetables. Sprinkle the basil over the vegetables and toss gently. Enjoy!
Sauteed Snap Peas and Zucchini with Basil recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
 

15 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, how good that sounds. I love all the ingredients.

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  2. I truly believe that sometimes it's the simplest dishes that end up tasting the best! This looks great!

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  3. This is so beautiful! I wish I loved squash.

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  4. I love squash and if we get anymore from the garden I'll give this a try. I love simple and fresh and this fits! Have a great weekend.

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  5. I love this site! Healthy vegetables are the best and you make them look so delicious! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  6. I love allthe ingredients here.And my favourite si snowpeas.Great vege combo;))

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  7. This looks so light and healthy, almost has a Japanese feel to it.

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  8. I like measuring by handfuls! Especially with veggies! This looks really good; I'll bet it was perfect with your chicken.

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  9. Simple dishes are the best.

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  10. What a great way to use my zucchini that I have in the garden. This looks great!!

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  11. They look quite tasty, I love them, beautiful photos, hugs.

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  12. A simple and fresh dish for those hot summer week nights.. Love it!!

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  13. This dish looks really good. Can't wait to try it out!

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  14. What a simple and flavorful dish.... Fresh and healthy, i"ll make this for sure.
    Really pretty pictures..

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