Thursday, May 24, 2012

Corn, Tomato and Zucchini Skillet

Corn, Tomato and Zucchini Skillet recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Bright red tomatoes, green bell peppers, yellow corn, green and yellow zucchinis all come together to make a colorful and flavor packed summer side dish that is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. With some cooked chicken thrown into the mix, this could easily be a complete meal by itself.

If you have ever had a vegetable garden you likely understand just how prolific squash plants can be when they are flourishing. (Good grief, I posted over twenty squash recipes before the end of June last year!) This year, I am thrilled to already have Roma tomatoes in my kitchen and little pear shaped sunburst tomatoes as well. When I saw that we had a couple beautiful red tomatoes this morning, I immediately knew that this skillet was going to happen tonight.

Corn, Tomato and Zucchini Skillet
(printable recipe)

2 small yellow or green zucchini, sliced into 1/4" rounds
2 ears of corn (cooked), kernels removed, about 1 1/2 cups of corn
2 small Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
small handful of grape or pear tomatoes, halved
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into thin 2-3" matchsticks
1-2 teaspoons olive oil
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1-2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano (I used Mexican oregano)

In a large skillet, warm the oil over medium heat. Add the peppers and saute for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the zucchini and saute another minute or two, until barely softened. Add the corn and tomatoes and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper and saute for an additional 1-2 minutes. Add the oregano, toss well and taste. Adjust seasonings as desired. Saute just until everything is warm and the vegetables are still crisp and barely tender. Enjoy!

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  1. Summer in a bowl--what a pretty medley of colors and textures. You are right about those squashes--yellow and zucchini can overwhelm the garden. I'm looking forward to it.

  2. Be still my heart! I can't wait for our squash to be over-achievers :) Add a little onion and we'll be right over - yum!

  3. I can't wait for the next growing season to start.. I am going to finally have a place to start a garden!!

    Love the skillet.. it's so bright and cheery! The perfect side dish for summer!

  4. I wanted to reach in and eat this out of the computer! love it!
    Mary x

  5. Once again, so jealous of your garden...feel free to send some squash my way, those flat rate boxes from the Post Office are a pretty good deal! This is exactly how I like to eat mid summer, the fresh corn and small grape tomatoes really make it, IMO.

  6. This looks amazing! I've got a couple ears of corn and some squash from my CSA basket this week, looks like I've now got a use for them. Thanks for sharing!

  7. What an amazing meatless dish!
    I am making this next week...I love fresh vegetables!

  8. This looks great, and gives me an idea of how I might use some of that zucchini in my fridge!

  9. I love the colors of this dish. You are so lucky to be picking tomatoes from your garden. We are just starting to plant a few things.

  10. Wed night dinner--going on menu!

  11. This looks and sounds delicious. I love colorful food. It just tastes better.