Sautéed Summer Squash with Wilted Cherry Tomatoes

Everything you love about summer vegetables is here in one bowl! Cook the vegetables just until they are crisp-tender for maximum flavor. 

  • Yield: Serves 4

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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (8-ounce) zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch thick pieces
  • 1 (8-ounce) yellow squash halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch thick pieces
  • 1 cup assorted color cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced


  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add the shallots and cook until starting to soften, 1-2 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until beginning to brown slightly, 2-3 minutes longer. Stir in the zucchini and squash and cook, tossing occasionally, until crisp tender, 5-6 minutes. Add the tomatoes and salt and cook until tomatoes just start to wilt, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil. 

To make this dish ahead, undercook the vegetables just a couple of minutes and let them cool to room temperature on a large plate. Once at room temperature, they may be transferred to a bowl and kept refrigerated.