Spicy Zucchini and Squash Spears

We haven’t had zucchini or squash much lately so I decided to do a quick and easy sauté of zucchini and squash spears with crushed red pepper flakes. They took minutes to cook, tasted delicious, and paired nicely with my Asian inspired dinner. Simple recipes are my favorites!

Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the crushed red pepper flakes to the oil then add the zucchini and squash spears to the hot skillet. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, gently stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from skillet onto a serving plate. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Spicy Zucchini and Squash Spears

Yield: 4

Cook Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

2 tsp vegetable oil
Pinch of crushed pepper flakes, more if desired
1 zucchini, cut into small spears
1 yellow squash, cut into small spears
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 clove of garlic, minced

Directions:

Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the crushed red pepper flakes to the oil then add the zucchini and squash spears to the hot skillet. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, gently stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from skillet onto a serving plate. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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12 Responses to “Spicy Zucchini and Squash Spears”

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 4, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

    Still haven’t seen yellow squash over here…this is a delicious side!

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    gloria — August 4, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

    I lovr zucchini and I love this recipe!

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane — August 5, 2014 @ 6:50 am

    What a beautiful, simple side dish! I’m sold!

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    Marjie — August 5, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

    I usually just saute mine in a little butter with pepper. It’s a great summer side. Yours look wonderful.

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    Catherine — August 5, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

    Dear Pam, I love the fresh zucchini with the spices. I would really enjoy this. Blessings, Catherine

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    Jovina Coughlin — August 5, 2014 @ 4:39 pm

    I get a lot of squash in my CSA share. Now I have another recipe to prepare it.

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    Kim in MD — August 5, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

    What a great recipe to use the end of summer explosion of squash and zucchini!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — August 5, 2014 @ 5:34 pm

    Perfect timing for this recipe—-as you well know. I planted my zucchini late. So they are just getting ready to produce!

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    Liz — August 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

    I love this simple, yet flavorful side dish! Perfect for a summer meal :)

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine — August 5, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

    This would go so well with just about any entree. And I can’t ever have enough good zucchini recipes as it comes in such abundance!

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    Joanne — August 9, 2014 @ 3:34 am

    I can never refrain from adding a bit of spice to my veggies! Such a great way to add more flavor to summer squash.

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