Colorful Pepper and Zucchini Saute

Tossing vegetables into a hot pan with oil and stirring until they become deliciously tender is one of the easiest ways to make dinner in a fast, healthy way. Bright colored vegetables are always a pleasure to receive at the table and they are more likely to get your kids’ attention so they want to eat good-for-them foods, too.
Tossing vegetables into a hot pan with oil and stirring until they become deliciously tender is one of the easiest ways to make dinner in a fast, healthy way. Bright colored vegetables are always a pleasure to receive at the table and they are more likely to get your kids’ attention so they want to eat good-for-them foods, too.

Colorful Pepper and Zucchini Saute

Serves 6

Ingredients:

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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
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  • 2 small leeks, sliced (white and light green parts only)
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  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded, cut into strips
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  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, cut into strips
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  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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  • 2 zucchini, ends trimmed, diced
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  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
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  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon
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  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
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  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Directions:

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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
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  3. Add leeks and peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables soften.
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  5. Add zucchini and continue to cook, stirring often, until zucchini softens.
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  7. Add garlic and herbs. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
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  9. Serve hot.

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