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Summer Squash with Toasted Garlic and Lime

Quick and easy way to use up extra summer squash for a side dish or taco filling

Serves 2-4


  • 1 lb. zucchini or yellow squash, cut in ‘½-inch cubes
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt, plus more to season finished dish
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth for sautéing
  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon dried or 2 teaspoons freshly chopped oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley


1. Toss the squash with the salt and let stand in a colander for 30 minutes over a dish or in the sink. Rinse and pat dry.

2. In a large skillet, saute the garlic in the vegetable broth until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove garlic and set aside. Raise heat to medium-high.

3. Add squash to pan and saute for 8-10 minutes, until tender but a little crunchy.

4. Stir in lime juice, oregano, parsley, pepper, roasted garlic, and salt to taste. Mix well.

Submitted by Mariquita Farm, Watsonville, CA –