It’s August with all its summer heat. Today’s recipe is a simple sauté of two of the season’s most bountiful crops, fresh corn kernels and zucchini. Nothing beats the fresh taste of vegetables. The classic sauté begins with butter. I am using 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil. For vegan, use vegan butter and/or olive oil. Olive oil adds a rich flavor to the buttery veggies.
I am just adding a little garlic and onion to the zucchini and corn mix. I enjoy the flavor of fresh vegetables without a lot of spices, but you can also add bell pepper, red pepper, or a little spice for more zing. This recipe is just a starting point for you to make it custom for your family. Add cheese for a vegetarian dish. Add cooked chicken for a one pot meal.
Fresh Zucchini & Corn Sauté
Use organic when available. Serves 4
Fresh Zucchini & Corn Sauté
- 2 tbsp butter or vegan butter
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 small white onion diced
- 1 clove garlic crushed or diced
- 3 ears of fresh corn, husks and silk removed
- 3 small zucchinis diced
- 1/2 Optional red pepper diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut kernels from ears of corn
- Heat butter and oil in pan over medium heat stirring occasionally for 1 to 2 minutes
- Add onion and cook for about 4 minutes
- Add garlic, stir, and cook for about 1 minute
- Add corn kernels and zucchini
- Optional add red pepper diced
- Mix veggies and cook for about 6 minutes stirring occasionally
- Season with salt and pepper
- Optional garnish with fresh basil or cilantro
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15 thoughts to “Fresh Zucchini & Corn Sauté”
Tis the season! That looks easy!
It is and tasty too!
My friend Ron gave me a Zucchini and instead of cooking it I made 4 loaves Zucchini bread. They were so tasty. The last two I put blueberries in the loaves and wow, it was fantastic. I can’t wait to get another a zucchini so I can make more Zucchini loafs .
I love homemade zucchini bread – yum, yum! I hope you get another today!
Summer goodness in this recipe, Carol! I have been enjoying my garden zucchini so much this year,
This sounds delicious! I’ll pass the recipe on to my mum. She has so many homegrown zucchini that she doesn’t know what to do with them!
This sounds delicious! I have some garden fresh zucchinis waiting to be used up too. Pinned.
Zucchini grows prolifically in our area here in Oregon. We don’t garden but the Farm Markets are overflowing with it as are everybody else’s gardens. I used to think it was because it liked our cooler summers, but it has been hot this year and still it does well! Anyway — we’ve always liked it and that’s a good thing! And can always use new ideas. I’ve sauteed it for years, but never thought of adding corn which is a great (and colorful) idea!
I like how versatile zucchini is
I love the sound of this, it sounds so refreshing and perfect for this time of year. So simple to make too.
…fresh out of the garden.
Gracias por la receta, te mando un beso.
So good! Thanks Carol!
Oh Friend, I love this, trying this for sure. So simple but what a good and fresh side dish. Thank you for sharinf at #aclwcc. Pinned & Tweeted. This is awesome.
thanks for sharing!