Summer squash and zucchini scream summer to me. My Mom used to sauté them both in butter with onions at least once a week during the summer months and to this day I still love the combo.
So when Isaac brought home a huge box full of summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and figs last night (Thank you Dan and Ellen!), I decided I would try my hand at a similar preparation only this time the veggies would be roasted instead of sautéed. It worked out perfectly and the squash and zucchini came out warm, a little charred, sweet and amazing. I’m pretty sure I could eat the whole batch in one sitting. <– No surprise there as that happens with almost all roasted veggies here at Casa de EBF.
- 1½ lb zucchini and yellow summer squash (about 3 pieces), chopped into bite-size cubes about ½ inch big
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, at a liquid state
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 450°.
- Place zucchini, squash, onion and garlic in a large bowl, drizzle with coconut oil and stir until all the veggies are coated. Sprinkle on salt and pepper and stir.
- Spread mixture out on a large rimmed baking sheet or baking stone and roast for 30 minutes, stirring once around the 15 minute mark.
This is the perfect side dish to a protein of your choice. It’s pretty versatile and pairs well with almost anything. I’ll also note that it’s great in salads and wraps as well. I purposefully saved some from last night’s batch so that I can put it in salads and wraps this week for lunch.
As an update:
On the fitness front of things, I’ve still been going to CrossFit fundamental classes, doing Tone It Up, Blogilates and JCORE videos at home, practicing pilates, walking and running. It’s been a mixture of everything and I’ve been enjoying the variety. My fundamentals test for CrossFit is this week and if I pass I’ll be able to attend Level One WOD classes! Also, one of my co-workers (who is also getting married next year) and I started an arms challenge at the office. Every day at 3:00PM we do some sort of arm workout. Yesterday was the first day and we did 50 push-ups and 30 tricep dips. It was awesome to get our hearts pumping right before the afternoon slump was about to kick in. I can already tell I’m going to love the challenge. Wedding arms here we come.
I hope you are having a lovely week thus far. Mine has been pretty good, which leads me to the fact that I have some fun news to share later this week. I’m super excited about it, but can’t let the cat out of the bag just yet.