When the weather gets warmer (finally) I find myself gravitating towards lighter flavors and dishes that take minimal prep. I’ll also take any excuse to cook with white wine. I don’t drink a lot of wine, but absolutely love cooking with it. That little bit of acid adds a nice flavor contrast and is also handy for deglazing a pan.
Lately I’ve been loving this simple summer squash sauté, which is lovely on its own as a side, but it’s also perfect for cooking into other things like this frittata or tossing into a salad. Like so:
Simple Summer Squash Sauté
- 1 tablespoon Sunflower or olive oil or butter
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 lb summer squash and/or zucchini, sliced into half-moons 1/4 inch thick
- 1/4 cup white wine (optional)
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion and sauté until translucent. Add garlic. Stir another minute or until fragrant.
- Add wine and raise heat. Bring to a boil and allow to cook down about halfway before reducing heat.
- Add squash. Sauté until soft, stirring frequently.
- Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
What foods do you crave in the warmer weather?
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