Friday, February 26, 2010

Yellow Squash, Cherry Tomatoes & Onions

Creatively colorful and flavorful, The 99 Cent Chef combines 3 budget veggies for a healthy side dish. Simply saute and cover for a few minutes, and impress with this bright and tasty display on you dinner table.

Crook-neck yellow squash needs no peeling - just chopping; cherry tomatoes are cooked whole; while onions take the most work - oh, come on, a whole chopped onion is easy, too! This side is a mix of textures: soft squash, juicy cherry tomatoes that burst when bitten, and tender sweet onions. This dish is a great winter and summer side.

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 4 crook neck yellow squash - chopped
  • 1 whole onion - yellow or white, chopped
  • 1 carton of cherry tomatoes - or 2 whole tomatoes roughly chopped.
  • 1 tbsp oil - vegetable or olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste.

Chop squash and onion into about 1 inch pieces. Add oil and heat pan over medium heat. Saute onions for about 5 minutes until soft. Add chopped squash. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook 10 minutes over low heat until squash is tender - easily pierced with a fork or knife. Finally, add whole cherry tomatoes. Mix well and cover, cooking another 5 minutes.

This dish is easy to make into individual servings - just one squash, 1/4 onion, and a few cherry tomatoes per person.

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