Mixed Vegetable Sauté with Fresh Basil

This is a quick, healthy, and delicious side dish that goes well with most any main entree. It’s also a great way to use up the vegetables in your refrigerator. I served this dish with the barbecue beef sandwiches and it was delicious. I really loved the flavor the fresh basil gave to these vegetables.

Mixed Vegetable Sauté with Fresh Basil:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced at an angle
  • 6 asparagus spears, ends removed and cut into thirds
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh basil, chiffonade

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes; add the carrots and cook for 3 minutes. Add the asparagus spears and cook for an additional 2 minutes before adding the zucchini and the yellow squash then continue cooking for 3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Pour the vegetables into a serving bowl and toss with the fresh chopped basil. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

 

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29 Responses to “Mixed Vegetable Sauté with Fresh Basil”

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    Lynda — May 19, 2010 @ 3:21 am

    I love vegetables prepared this way, so fresh and as you say, they go with any meal. Great photo Pam!

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    PeggyR — May 19, 2010 @ 3:23 am

    Oh they sound so good!

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — May 19, 2010 @ 3:36 am

    The colors are beautiful! I love pretty food! Thanks!

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    Mandy — May 19, 2010 @ 3:43 am

    Perfect for summer! I am a fan of cooking veggies this way.

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    Pavithra — May 19, 2010 @ 3:53 am

    Perfect summer veggies…looks soooooo crunchy and yummy with flavors of basil in it..I simply love this.

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    Bits of Taste — May 19, 2010 @ 4:32 am

    Basil is my favourite! Lovely!

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    Manggy — May 19, 2010 @ 5:10 am

    Quick and healthy is always a great way to go – I hope the kids consumed it as heartily as they did the beef sandwiches :)

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    Sushma Mallya — May 19, 2010 @ 6:38 am

    Very healthy and yummy salad…

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — May 19, 2010 @ 7:43 am

    Just the sort of dish I really enjoy, simple, quick and healthy. Diane

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    grace — May 19, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    mmm, the fresh basil is such a draw for me. lovely side, pam–you're the queen of quick and easy yet gorgeous and delicious food, and that's that!

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    Cocina Savant — May 19, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    love the variety of vegetables in here, especially the asparagus. this looks great! nice photos too!

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    Cathy — May 19, 2010 @ 12:39 pm

    I love all the fresh vegetables this time of year, and like a simple preparations the best. Yesterday I bought a huge basil plant at Trader Joe's for $2.99. What a deal.

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    Ana Powell — May 19, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

    So light and healthy vegetable side dish ♥

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    Sandi — May 19, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

    that does look wonderful….real healthy!!! I do love fresh veggies!

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    Maria — May 19, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

    I am growing a ton of basil this summer. It is my favorite herb. I will be making this one!

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    pigpigscorner — May 19, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    The basil adds a really nice touch!

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    biz319 — May 19, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

    Such a pretty dish! I love the basil – so sad I didn't really start using fresh herbs until the last few years – I missed out on such flavor!

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    teresa — May 19, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

    such a beautiful side dish!

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    Marjie — May 19, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    That is one beautiful side dish!

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    Anonymous — May 19, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

    This sounds wonderful. I'm always looking for new ways to use the remaining veggies in my fridge. Love the pictures!

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    The Blonde Duck — May 19, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

    Maybe Ben would actually eat his veggies!

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    Jacqueline — May 19, 2010 @ 10:48 pm

    I'd sit down to this on it's own quite happily :)

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    Jen_from_NJ — May 20, 2010 @ 2:03 am

    I am still drooling over those barbecue sandwiches. Great side!

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    Emily @ Longley's in San Diego — May 20, 2010 @ 5:39 am

    This looks so good! I wonder why i've never thought of this before.

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    Choclette — May 20, 2010 @ 6:04 am

    This sounds deliciously fresh and it also looks so pretty – most appealing.

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    M D — May 20, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    Loved ur pics and the recipes. Really good Pam!

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    Mrs. Howell — May 20, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

    Simple and perfect!!! Gonna have to try that one ASAP!!!

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    Liz — May 20, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

    Recipes like these are so great because you can truly use what you have on hand. The pictures look great!

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    Paula — May 21, 2010 @ 2:48 am

    Mmm … I'd love these. My kids would pile shredded cheese on top (yikes!), but I'd take this just as you've make it! YUM!

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