Summer Squash and Tomatoes

Last updated: June 4th, 2024

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You can make this easy summer squash and tomato recipe in under 10 minutes! It’s the perfect side dish for grilled chicken.

Summer squash and tomato side dish in a serving dish with a spoon

Growing up, one of my family’s go-to summer dinners was grilled chicken and vegetables. Unsurprisingly, I usually ate one or two pieces of squash and then picked around the rest of the veggies to make it look like I was eating them. Fast forward 15 years, and after some experimentation I’ve finally found a vegetable side dish I can get behind!

This sautéed summer squash and tomatoes is an easy vegetable side dish you can cook in under 10 minutes. It goes great with some grilled chicken and potatoes, or fish if that’s your preferred protein. Made with zucchini, vine tomatoes, and a little lemon, this recipe is fresh, light, and simply delicious for summer.

Summer Squash and Tomato Side Dish Ingredients

Here’s what ingredients you’ll need to make this simple vegetable side dish for summer:

  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Zucchini squash
  • Vine tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice

Make sure to pick out the freshest produce you can find! If there’s a farmer’s market near you, we always recommend shopping there. Freshly picked produce from a local farm always has the best flavor, and it’s a great way to support your community.

A vegetable side dish of summer zucchini squash and tomato

How To Make Summer Squash & Tomatoes

This summer side dish is an easy recipe you can throw together on the stove in under 10 minutes. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making our summer squash and tomato recipe:

  1. Heat the oil and minced garlic in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute or so.
  2. Next, add the sliced zucchini to the pan. Season with a pinch of salt, and saute until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Then, add the diced tomatoes and another pinch of salt. Stir to combine and lower the heat to medium-low. Cook until the tomato juices begin to come out, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Finally, remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Adjust salt to taste and serve immediately.

Don’t be afraid of adding salt to these veggies! It brings out a ton of flavor in this simple side dish and can easily be counteracted with extra lemon juice in case you add too much.

A serving dish of summer squash and tomatoes

Serving Suggestions

Zucchini squash and tomato is the perfect summer side dish to serve with:

It’s also a great accompaniment to a classic cookout spread of corn, pasta salad, potatoes, and burgers!

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Summer Squash and Tomatoes

You can make this easy summer squash and tomato recipe in under 10 minutes! It's the perfect side dish for grilled chicken.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium zucchini squash sliced thin
  • 2 medium vine tomatoes diced
  • 2 pinches salt
  • ¼ lemon juiced

Instructions

  • First, add the olive oil and garlic to a frying pan and cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute or so.
  • Next, add the zucchini squash and a pinch of salt. Sauté until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Then add the diced tomatoes and another pinch of salt to the pan. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook until the tomato juices begin to come out, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Finally, remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Adjust salt to taste and serve immediately.

Notes

Seasoning with salt: Don’t be afraid to use salt in this recipe! It brings out a ton of flavor in these two simple veggies. Adjust at the end of cooking as needed – and if you’ve accidentally added too much salt, use a little extra lemon juice to offset it.
Serving suggestions: Summer squash and tomatoes goes great with a main dish of grilled chicken or fish. Check out our blog post above for some of our favorite recipes we recommend serving this side dish with!
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Author: Nicole
Calories: 53kcal
Course: Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, summer, tomatoes, zucchini squash

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 612IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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  1. Patricia Langdon says:

    5 stars
    A favorite guilt free, delicious side dish! It goes great with burgers.

    1. Nicole Author says:

      Great idea pairing it with burgers – sounds delicious!

5 from 1 vote

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