Monica's Dreamed-up Veggie Saute

Monica's Dreamed-up Veggie Saute Recipe

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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
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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)

How to Make Monica's Dreamed-up Veggie Saute


  • 1The objective of this is not to have a pile of indistinguishable mush on the plate, but gently cooked vegetables:
  • 2Saute in butter over medium to medium-high heat the onion and green pepper, add garlic, salt and pepper.
  • 3Add 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.
  • 4Add 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.
  • 5When all is just cooked, add vinaigrette and, too cut the sharpness, just a drizzle of honey.
  • 6Cook a few more minutes, just to incorporate all flavors.

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