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Summer Squash Green Chile Stir Fry

Summer Squash Green Chile Stir Fry
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    Side Dish

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1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 cup coarsely chopped red onion

1 large green chile , seeded and chopped

1 large pinch ground cumin

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups chopped zucchini and/or yellow summer squash

1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn

1 small tomato, diced

1 large pinch dried oregano

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Juice of half a lime


Heat olive oil on medium high heat in a large, relatively stick-free skillet . Add onions and chiles and sauté until softened and slightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cumin, and cook a minute more.

Add the zucchini and summer squash. Continue to cook on medium high heat for another 3 to 4 minutes.

Once the squash has begun to cook and the pieces no longer have that raw look to them, add the corn and the tomatoes. Note you don't want to over-cook the squash. If you do, it will start releasing a lot of water and become mushy. So you want to add the corn and tomatoes while squash is still firm, but just barely cooked. Sprinkle with oregano and salt. Cook for another minute or two. Serve immediately. Garnish with cilantro and lime.