I invented this recipe on vacation when the produce stands were overflowing with young, tender zucchini and yellow squash. The secret is the sun-dried tomatoes. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl with the boiling water, and allow to sit 10 minutes. Remove tomatoes with a slotted spoon, and coarsely chop. Reserve the water.

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  • Transfer the reserved sun-dried tomato water to a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Place the chopped sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and onion in a steamer basket, and set over the boiling water. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Discard water.

  • Transfer the steamed vegetables to a bowl, and mix with butter, sugar, pepper, and salt to serve.

Nutrition Facts

103 calories; 4.6 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 85 mg sodium. 14.9 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2004
I'll give this four stars but that is including my modifications... added some minced garlic and dash of hot pepper sauce to the finished product. I made a big pot and used the last of this dish in a quick pasta primavera. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
This was so bland to me. Not sure I thought the sundried tomatoes matched up with the squash & zuchinni. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2004
I'll give this four stars but that is including my modifications... added some minced garlic and dash of hot pepper sauce to the finished product. I made a big pot and used the last of this dish in a quick pasta primavera. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2004
I'll give this four stars but that is including my modifications... added some minced garlic and dash of hot pepper sauce to the finished product. I made a big pot and used the last of this dish in a quick pasta primavera. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2011
Made this recipe last night exactly as written except I used smoked Sun Dried Tomatoes it is simple and delicious. I didnt know they had smoked Sun Dried Tom until I went to purchase them. It was a nice addition especially for a side to Garlic Salmon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2008
I squeezed in a lemon instead of using butter to cut down on calories. Good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
I was looking for something different to get me out of the "green bean's or corn" mentality. It was colorful and good when served warm and great as a cold left over. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2009
Great idea to mix the sun dried tomatoes with the squashes! I mixed all the ingredients together and placed in a ziplock steamer bag to save on prep time while the main dish was baking. The tomatoes added a nice flavor to the squash. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2007
I used red onion (love red onion). I love healthy low calorie recipes especially if they include vegetables! I actually made this as a snack! LOL Will definitely make again would go great with some baked chicken! Mmmmmmm. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2005
Very good recipe - Ruby Tuesday's restuarant serves a similar recipe. Fresh vegetables make this one great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2008
I was hoping for a bit more flavor but it was ok. the dish was colorful & different from my usual squash side dish. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
This was so bland to me. Not sure I thought the sundried tomatoes matched up with the squash & zuchinni. Read More
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