Monica's Dreamed-up Veggie Saute

Monica's Dreamed-up Veggie Saute

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Monica Thompson


This was a side dish at our family Christmas dinner. It was a big hit!


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5 Min
15 Min



  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted for sauteing
  • 1 medium
    sweet onion, sliced into strips
  • 1 medium
    green pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic (packed in olive oil is what i used)
  • 1 small
    zucchini cut into small chuncks
  • ·
    salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • several c
    fresh spinach or equivalent bagged, frozen (not boxed)
  • 1/4 c
    good garlic/herb viniagrette dressing (i used the one from aldi with the garlic cloves in it)
  • drizzle

How to Make Monica's Dreamed-up Veggie Saute


  1. The objective of this is not to have a pile of indistinguishable mush on the plate, but gently cooked vegetables:
  2. Saute in butter over medium to medium-high heat the onion and green pepper, add garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Add zucchini as the onion and green pepper start to soften, cover and let cook a few minutes, stirring occasionally until the zucchini begins to get tender.
  4. Add the spinach, if using fresh, allow to wilt, covered. If using frozen, allow to thaw and heat through uncovered so there is not too much liquid.
  5. When all is just cooked, add vinaigrette and, too cut the sharpness, just a drizzle of honey.
  6. Cook a few more minutes, just to incorporate all flavors.

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