Sautéed Summer Vegetables with Lemon and Garlic (Lean and Green Recipe)

Fresh, crisp zucchini and sweet, ripe summer tomatoes are a match made in Heaven in this simple, delicious Lean and Green recipe.  Colorful as well as flavorful, and made in less than 10minutes, this zesty little side dish pairs well with just about any protein – think grilled chicken, burgers or even a juicy pork chop!  You can make this on any stovetop, outside or in.  Sautéed summer vegetables with lemon and garlic is also delicious served the next day as a chilled salad.  Hot or cold, this is as beautiful as it is delicious.  Enjoy!



4 teaspoons   Stacey Hawkins Roasted Garlic Oil (or vegetable oil of your choice)

1/2 C  red onion, sliced

3 C  fresh zucchini, cut into 1/2″ chunks

2 1/2  C   cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half

1 T  Stacey Hawkins Simply Brilliant Seasoning (or fresh garlic & fresh squeezed lemon to taste)

fresh basil as garnish, if desired



  1.  In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat.  Sautéed zucchini and tomatoes Lean and Green Recipe
  2. Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring continually to keep them from browning.  They should be soft and translucent before continuing.
  3. Add the zucchini and tomatoes.  Sprinkle with seasoning and stir to combine.  Cook for 5 minutes, until zucchini are crisp-tender and tomatoes have just started to collapse, making a sauce.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper or Dash of Desperation Seasoning.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish, and serve hot OR chill and serve as a cold salad.

Serves 4


Optavia Recipe / Lean and Green Recipe / 5 & 1 Food Counts for the Optavia & Medifast Program

1/4 of this recipe is 3 green options, 1 healthy fat and 1 condiment.

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This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.




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