One of my absolute favorite ways to cook vegetables is to sauté them. It is the simplest and fastest way to prepare vegetables and has never failed in encouraging family members to try—and like—foods they once hated.
It’s easy to start off with sautéed greens but if you really want a meal filled with summer bounty, you should try this simple summer sauté I created a couple of years ago while working on a farm.
1 medium zucchini (or 2 small)
1 medium yellow squash (or 2 small)
1 medium onion, medium dice
2 ears of corn
2 tbsp Hope Creamery butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Dice onion and cut zucchini/summer squash into quarters, and slice about 1/4” thick. Cut corn kernels off corn cob.
Melt butter and sauté onions until translucent on medium high heat. Add zucchini, yellow squash, and corn and sauté until vegetables caramelize – about 10-12 minutes.
Serve hot, next to freshly sliced, lightly salted tomatoes.
Early August is the perfect time to find all of these items local and fresh at the co-op. If you crave a little meat with your veggies, grill up some of our Mississippi Market Made jalapeno cheddar brats.
A 100 percent local meal that’s 100 percent tasty!
Jess Zamora-Weiss is a staff member and blogger for Mississippi Market’s Eat Local Challenge. You’ll also find her in the Selby store’s juice bar, making things run smoothly and taste amazing!