They are delicious just raw and out of the box, but if you are looking for something different, try sautéing them in butter with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey and serve them over almond butter toast. Or try adding them (thinly sliced) to a grilled cheese sandwich or your panini!
Patty Pan Squash:
Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until it foams up, usually 1 to 2 minutes. Sauté 1 small onion (diced) in the olive oil-butter until tender and translucent. Add sliced squash and garlic; season with lemon pepper. Sauté until squash is easily pierced with a fork, 5 to 6 minutes.
You can enjoy raw or cooked, in salads, soups or by themselves. My go-to meals are anything stir-fry. They are quick to make, simple, and healthy. Green beans make a delicious stir-fry, check out the recipe, below!
Chicken – Green Bean Stir Fry – by Peruvian Chick
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
1½ teaspoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons sesame or vegetable oil, divided
6 scallions, ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces on the diagonal
1 2-inch piece ginger, peeled, thinly sliced crosswise
12 ounces green beans, trimmed, halved crosswise (about 4 cups) OR 1 lb. Patty Pan Squash, cut into 1-inch pieces
Steamed white rice and sesame seeds (for serving; optional)
1. Prep all of your ingredients and have them ready and handy to use. Toss chicken, cornstarch, a pinch of salt and 1 Tbsp. of soy sauce in a medium bowl.
2. Heat 1 Tbsp. of oil in a large nonstick pan over high heat. When oil is hot, add scallions and ginger and cook, tossing until scallions are browned and softened, usually about 2 minutes. Add green beans and a pinch of salt and cook, tossing often, until green beans are crisp, but still tender, usually about 4 minutes. Transfer green bean mixture to another bowl.
3. Heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. of oil in same pan over high. When oil is shimmering again, add chicken mixture and arrange slices in a single layer. Cook, until chicken is browned and caramelized on the first side. Toss and continue to cook until it is completely cooked through, usually about a minute or two longer. Pour in the soy-sauce & honey mixture along with the green bean mixture, and cook, tossing briskly until sauce is thickened and all ingredients are coated, usually about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and taste, rectify seasoning and serve with white rice. Enjoy!