Summer tastes like this!
Summertime is one of the best seasons to play with your vegetables. So many choices, so many colors… every meal should be as colorful as can be! One of my current favorite veggie dishes is something I call “veggie mix-up”.
I always start with zucchini as the base veggie. I’m kind of in love with the calabaza squash right now, but I often use a mixture of green and yellow, just to be pretty.
This time, I only had calabaza, so that’s what got used.
Slice the squash, and then half those slices into nice, bite-sized pieces.
Next, add whatever other veggie you are craving. Tonight, I had grape tomatoes (add a nice little sweet tang), and leftover asparagus. I cut the tomatoes in half, and the asparagus into about 1/2 inch pieces and added it to the squash.
Next step: toss all the veggies with about a tablespoon of olive oil. Goal is to get the pieces coated, but not have any just sitting extra in the pan.
My next step can be skipped if you prefer, but I like to add a little seasoning. I’m a fan of about a tablespoon or so of the Pampered Chef parmesan garlic dipping seasoning. I also have been discovering the joys of Johnny’s Garlic Spread & Seasoning. I find mine at Costco. In the absence of these, you can always press a section or two of garlic into the mix.
Toss everything together, and you should get something like this:
So, stick it in the oven for about 20 min. at 350 degrees.
The next part makes it SUPER yum…
Once the 20 min. is over, take it out, and turn the broiler on high. Sprinkle the delicious smelling mixture with a little fresh parmesan cheese… and then broil for about 5 min. or until the cheese is starting to look a little toasty.
Take out from oven, and prepare for a mouth-watering veggie experience!
Doesn’t it look SO good??? Trust me, it was. I ate it so fast, I burned my tongue. 🙂