Summer Squash Sauté Recipe

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Summer Squash Sauté
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  1. Place squash in a colander set in the sink or over a large bowl and toss with 1 teaspoon salt. Let squash stand 10 minutes, then squeeze well to remove as much excess moisture as possible (do not rinse).
  2. Meanwhile, toast almonds in a large dry skillet over medium heat, tossing occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate; let cool.
  3. Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes. Add squash and cook, tossing occasionally, until crisptender, about 5 minutes. Fold in Parmesan and season with salt and pepper. Fold in almonds.
  4. 1 Dish, 4 Ways Switch up this squash sauté with different flavor combinations: Chile + Lime: Cook 1 chopped jalapeño along with garlic and red pepper flakes. Omit almonds and cheese and finish squash with lime juice and toasted pepitas. Carrot + Miso: Shred 1 large carrot and cook with the squash. Whisk 1 tablespoon white miso and 1 tablespoon rice vinegar; stir in miso mixture at the end instead of cheese. Cumin + Coriander: Add 1/2 teaspoon each of ground cumin and ground coriander while sautéing the garlic and red pepper flakes. Serve with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt.
  5. Per serving: 180 calories, 13 g fat, 3 g fiber Nutritional analysis provided by Bon Appétit
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 185.4 Kcal (776 kJ)
Calories from fat 122.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.63g 21%
Cholesterol 5.5mg 2%
Sodium 629.81mg 26%
Potassium 486.64mg 10%
Total Carbs 11.55g 4%
Sugars 5.07g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3.21g 13%
Protein 6.64g 13%
Vitamin C 41.5mg 69%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 136.5mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 73.57 Kcal (308 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.41g 21%
Cholesterol 2.18mg 2%
Sodium 249.94mg 26%
Potassium 193.12mg 10%
Total Carbs 4.58g 4%
Sugars 2.01g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1.27g 13%
Protein 2.63g 13%
Vitamin C 16.5mg 69%
Iron 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 54.2mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.2
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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