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Mixed Vegetable Sauté with Fresh Basil

Mixed Vegetable Sauté with Fresh Basil

This is a quick, healthy, and delicious side dish that goes well with almost any main entree. It’s also a great way to use up the vegetables in your refrigerator. I served this dish with the barbecue beef sandwiches and it was delicious. I really loved the flavor the fresh basil gave to these vegetables.

Mixed Vegetable Sauté with Fresh Basil:


  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced at an angle
  • 6 asparagus spears, ends removed and cut into thirds
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh basil, chiffonade

Mixed Vegetable Sauté with Fresh Basil

How to Make Mixed Vegetable Sauté with Fresh Basil

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes; add the carrots and cook for 3 minutes. Add the asparagus spears and cook for an additional 2 minutes before adding the zucchini and the yellow squash then continue cooking for 3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Pour the vegetables into a serving bowl and toss with the fresh chopped basil. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Mixed Vegetable Sauté with Fresh Basil


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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  1. I love vegetables prepared this way, so fresh and as you say, they go with any meal. Great photo Pam!

  2. Perfect summer veggies…looks soooooo crunchy and yummy with flavors of basil in it..I simply love this.

  3. Quick and healthy is always a great way to go – I hope the kids consumed it as heartily as they did the beef sandwiches 🙂

  4. Just the sort of dish I really enjoy, simple, quick and healthy. Diane

  5. mmm, the fresh basil is such a draw for me. lovely side, pam–you're the queen of quick and easy yet gorgeous and delicious food, and that's that!

  6. love the variety of vegetables in here, especially the asparagus. this looks great! nice photos too!

  7. I love all the fresh vegetables this time of year, and like a simple preparations the best. Yesterday I bought a huge basil plant at Trader Joe's for $2.99. What a deal.

  8. Such a pretty dish! I love the basil – so sad I didn't really start using fresh herbs until the last few years – I missed out on such flavor!

  9. This sounds wonderful. I'm always looking for new ways to use the remaining veggies in my fridge. Love the pictures!

  10. Recipes like these are so great because you can truly use what you have on hand. The pictures look great!

  11. Mmm … I'd love these. My kids would pile shredded cheese on top (yikes!), but I'd take this just as you've make it! YUM!