I love summer vegetables. It’s the only thing that helps me get through the summer. It’s not quite the height of vegetable season here yet, but there are things popping up here and there. Like zucchini, sweet potatoes, and sweet corn. Three of my favorites.

What I love about summer veggies as opposed to the ones you get in the middle of winter is that they don’t require much in the way of cooking because they have tons of flavor on their own. So you can just cook them quickly, add a bit of seasoning, and enjoy.

Like this quick skillet side dish. Because two of the veggies are primarily sweet, I added a somewhat spicy seasoning blend to them to contrast. Ava’s Favorite Burger seasoning is perfect. Made for burgers, but good on so many other things, this blend is one of my favorites, and it really helps these veggies shine.

Serve this with your favorite grilled meats or add some cooked chicken directly to the skillet for a full meal. Either way, you’ll be dreaming of this when winter comes around again.

Summer Zucchini and Sweet Potato Skillet

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Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Keyword: Ava Jane's Kitchen Ava's Favorite Burger, Ava Jane's Kitchen Avocado Oil
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 156kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a heavy skillet.
  • Add the sweet potatoes andcook until beginning to brown, then add the zucchini.
  • Cook until it begins tobrown and add the corn kernels. Add the seasoning and stir and cook until sweetpotatoes and zucchini are tender and add the lime juice and cilantro. 
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Use this again: Add cooked chicken or shrimp and fill tacoshells with the mixture or add black beans for a vegetarian option. 
For one or two servings: Recipe can easily be doubled or halved.
Store leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet instead of microwave for best results. 

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 677mg | Potassium: 776mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 16319IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg