Zucchini is one of the great standby vegetables of the Mediterranean. Most Mediterranean countries have their own versions of zucchini fritters, ratatouille, zucchini with eggs, and zucchini with potatoes. Our latest recipe is a simple zucchini and yellow squash sautéed with roasted almonds. In just a few minutes you will have a delicious side dish for dinner or even a main course for lunch. With the addition of the almonds and extra virgin olive oil, this dish can be a complete meal that includes healthful fats, protein, and carbohydrates. To add a bit more protein, you could sprinkle with Parmesan or feta cheese; or it could be a topping for fish, chicken. You can also serve this over rice and pasta dishes.
Recipe by Bill Bradley, R.D., L.D.N.