Zucchini, Green Beans and Corn

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Zucchini, Green Beans and Corn (simple and complex)
Zucchini, green beans and corn make a perfect summer side dish. Here we will share two recipes, one simple, and one with more heat and complexity. Hope you enjoy!
Green Beans with Zucchini Squash and Fresh Corn
from Cucinanicolina.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans
  • 4 small zucchini
  • fresh corn from two ears
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • olive oil

Preparation:

1. Wash and slice the zucchini into thin circles, then halve. Wash and trim the green beans, and cut into third. Cut the corn off the cob and reserve, and wash and coarsely chop the basil.

2. In a large saute pan, heat as much olive oil as you’d like (I start with about 2 Tb. and add more as needed). Add the squash, and keep heat on medium high, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn’t burn. Reduce heat to low as the squash softens, adding a little more oil or water if necessary, then add the green beans. Cook for a few minutes, then add the corn and the basil and stir to combine.

3. Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes to let the flavors blend, and for the vegetables to reach desired consistency (I like mine pretty soft, but it’s all personal). Season with a little salt and pepper, and serve.