Monday, July 20, 2015


Here is a delicious way to enjoy zucchini and yellow squash. This makes an excellent side dish for any barbecue.

1 T extra-light olive oil or grape seed oil, divided
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium potatoes, sliced into thin circles
2 medium zucchini, sliced into thin circles
2 medium yellow squash, sliced into thin circles
4 Roma or plum tomatoes, sliced into thin circles
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 t fresh thyme leaves
2 t fresh rosemary leaves, minced
½ cup grated or diced fontina cheese
¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Heat 2 T of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. 
Add onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add garlic and sauté another minute.
Spoon into the bottom of a gratin or shallow baking dish.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Evenly arrange potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, and tomatoes in a circle around dish.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle on the thyme leaves, rosemary leaves, fontina and Parmigiano.
Drizzle with a little extra-virgin olive oil.

Cover with foil and place on a baking dish or pizza pan.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
Remove foil and bake another 20 minutes.

Serves 4