I made this really simple, unusual, clean and fresh tasting vegetable dish the other night that I wanted to share with you. It’s so simple, it’s stupid. But I thought that sometimes we don’t always think of things when we’re rushing to satisfy hungry stomachs at the end of a very busy day. And I am always looking for new flavor combinations with veggies, just to take them up a notch. Aren’t you? Now this combination of roasted patty pan squash with fennel, green peppers and tomatoes was just fantastic! It was different and just look at how pretty it was! I added the tomatoes at the end for color but of course they added taste too.
The local farmer’s markets are dwindling down with product assortment, but there is still squash and the most robust smelling green peppers and actually, the fennel I got at the grocery store. Try this combo – if all of your ingredients are really fresh, it’s divine!
ROASTED PATTY PAN SQUASH WITH FENNEL, GREEN PEPPER AND TOMATOES – serves 3 – 4
4 – 5 small patty pan squash- cut in 1” cubes
1/2 of a large fennel bulb, cut in 3/8” strips and then cut strips in half
1 small green pepper, cut in 3/8” strips and then cut strips in half
2 tbs. olive oil
1/2 of a large tomato cut in cubes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine the squash, fennel and green pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Toss to thoroughly combine and roast for 20 – 30 minutes until squash is just fork tender.
Place in a serving bowl and fold in the tomatoes to warm them up and serve with LOVE.