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monica's dreamed-up veggie saute

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Monica Thompson
Berrien Springs, MI

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

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For monica's dreamed-up veggie saute

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted for sauteing
  • 1 md
    sweet onion, sliced into strips
  • 1 md
    green pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic (packed in olive oil is what i used)
  • 1 sm
    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.