Good Friday to you all! It's time for a special Favorite Ingredients Friday Healthy Eating edition!
I got some wonderful ideas from the Healthy Edition that I hosted last year but I'm hoping for me this year too!
So please, share your light and healthy recipes to help me and my family eat healthier! :)
The recipe I'm sharing I found on Mayoclinic.com! It makes a wonderful side dish for a healthy meal.
Steamed Summer Squash with warm leek vinaigrette
2 yellow crookneck squash, about 1/2 pound total weight
2 zucchini, about 1/2 pound total weight
For the vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 leek, including tender green top, finely chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable stock or broth
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Trim the stems from the yellow squash and zucchini. Halve lengthwise and then cut the halves crosswise on the diagonal into slices 1/2-inch thick. Set aside.
To make the vinaigrette, in a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the leek and saute until soft, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vegetable stock, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm.
Meanwhile, in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Add the yellow squash and zucchini, cover, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes.
Transfer the squash to a warmed serving dish. Add the vinaigrette and toss gently to mix. Serve immediately.
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Monounsaturated fat 3 g
Protein 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrate 5 g
Sodium 200 mg
Total fat 5 g Fiber 2 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Now, I look forward to seeing your Favorite Ingredients Friday Healthy Eating edition recipe! I won't be able to visit your recipes right away but fear not, I will stop by to visit your recipe as soon as I can!
Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!
Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.
For guidelines and my past Favorite Ingredients Friday recipes, click here.
Thanks so much for your participation. I do appreciate it!