Olive Oil-Braised Summer Squash


Zucchini or any other kind of summer squash will work in this easy vegetable side dish. Serve with grilled chicken or fish for a quick and healthy dinner.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon anchovy paste

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 pound summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 pound zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oil, garlic, anchovy paste and crushed red pepper in a large skillet over medium heat until the garlic is sizzling and fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. Add squash and zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, until very tender, 12 to 16 minutes. Stir in oregano and salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

140 Calories
13g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 140
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Vitamin A 347IU 7%
Vitamin C 28mg 31%
Folate 40mcg 10%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Potassium 408mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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