Another recipe inspired by the Bunny. So you know it's gonna be good, because the Bunny only does good things.
My take on this recipe has zucchini, onion, corn, grape tomatoes and cheddar cheese.
You can make a big pan of this for cheap, because you're either growing these vegetables in your garden (if you're cool like my dad) or you can get these on sale at the grocery store because they're in season and mounded to the ceiling.
So melt two tablespoons of butter in a skillet while you chop up the veggies.
And slice up an onion and toss it in.
And now cut the ends off of four small zucchini, slice them down the middle, and then across to make nice little semi-circles. You want small zucchini because the big, overgrown ones are exactly that - big, overgrown, and tough. So get little ones because they're cuter and yummier.
Toss the zucchini in. Saute this on medium heat for about 5 minutes while you cut the corn off the cob. By all means, use fresh corn. Fresh corn is so delicious and so worth the hassle it is to cut it off the cob.
I used six ears because I happen to like corn. A lot.
Toss the corn in and let the mixture go for another 5 minutes. This is enough time for the zucchini to get soft, the onions to get soft and sweet, and the corn to cook just right and become tender.
Toss in the tomatoes and - you guessed it - cook it another 5 minutes. This is the right amount of time for the tomatoes to became soft but not so long that they fall apart and you can't identify them as tomatoes.
Just like that.
This is delicious and summery. Make it tonight.
Summer Veggie Saute
Inspired by Creating a Stir in the Bluegrass and Beyond
2 T butter
1 large sweet onion (like Vidalia), sliced
4 small zucchini, sliced in half lengthwise and cut cross-ways into thin semicircles
6 ears of corn, kernels cut from the cob
6 oz. grape tomatoes, sliced in half (this is about 3/4 of a standard 8 oz. package)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Heat the butter over medium heat in a large saute pan. When it is hot, add the onions and zucchini. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the corn and cook another 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the salt and pepper. Add the grape tomatoes and cook another 5 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese on top and turn the heat to low. Cover the pan and cook another 5 minutes.