Easy-peasy delicious veggies! These vegetables saute up fast and make a healthy snack or perfect side to any dinner option. Perfect for those farmers market veggies. Mushrooms and zucchini are so good together!
It is the perfect day to post an easy recipe. My boys and I have been enjoying the Minnesota heat, so we have not had time for much else! Being outside together just makes the day light and fun. It's easy to feel like you want to eat healthy and stay active. I have so many wonderful recipes to share with you all, and they will come in the next few days. For now, here are some easy peasy delicious veggies!
I am the only person in my home who enjoys side dishes such as this one. Do you find it hard to share healthy recipes with your family? My hope is to bring you recipes that everyone will enjoy trying to find that healthy meal or vegetable they can enjoy..
HOW TO PREPARE SAUTEED ZUCCHINI AND MUSHROOMS
You hardly need a recipe for this delicious side!
STEP 1 - SAUTEED ZUCCHINI AND MUSHROOMS
Heat 4 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Slice 1 large zucchini (ends removed) into 1/4-inch slices.
Add the zucchinis plus an 8-oz. package of sliced mushrooms (yum). Sometimes I double the mushrooms!
Don’t overcrowd the pan. If you have a small pan, it’s better to work in small batches to avoid overcooking the vegetables. You want the mushrooms to saute and not boil!
STEP 2 -
Cook, tossing occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the veggies begin to soften.
Add salt and pepper and toss. Serve warm!
Watch the vegetables closely; if you like them on the slightly crunchy side like I do, you don’t want them to cook too long.
Slicing your zucchini is by far the easiest and quickest way to prepare this recipe. But it's fun to change the cut for a fun variation - you can julienne it or make zoodles (like noodles)!
Feel free to toss in different kinds of mushrooms to this recipe other than the most common white button mushrooms - baby portabellas, crimini, or shiitake mushrooms make great choices!
Enjoy this summer heat!
To enjoy this combination of fresh vegetables throughout the year, try these different seasonings!
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the pan and add 2 garlic cloves minced for 30 seconds before adding in your freshly chopped vegetables.
Saute the vegetables in olive oil, add a fourth teaspoon of ground ginger, a fourth teaspoon of chili powder then toss in a fourth cup of diced onion.
The addition of balsamic vinegar is like dessert to a cup of vegetables! Cook up your vegetables in the olive oil, add a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and mince in a couple cloves of garlic.