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Zucchini & Tomatoes Oh My!

I wasn’t going to write a post until I ate this cold dish for lunch.  This is the what I had left when I remembered it was so good, I should post it.  When it was hot last night, it was a healthy tasting dinner.  One of those dinners where I can eat past the point of being filled (don’t feel like moving) and not feel like I have harmed myself with the contents.  The past couple of weeks, zucchini and tomatoes have crept into just about every meal.  As a cold dish, I highly rate as a recipe for using up those ingredients and making a delicious dish!  The following is very much adjustable with ingredients. ** Note the lovely polka dot tablecloth.  My mother just sent it to me and although this picture doesn’t feature it well, I thought I would note it as I really love it.

olive oil to coat your pan

2 medium zucchini

1 yellow summer squash

20 cherry tomatoes halved

3 cloves garlic

1 can cannellini beans rinsed well

1 handful of herbs (I used some parsley, basil and oregano)

sea salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons good balsamic

1 pound whole wheat pasta

Begin boiling water for pasta.  Meanwhile, over medium heat on a fairly large skillet, saute squash that is chopped into pieces about 1/2 inch thick.  Saute until tender and add a little salt.  Toss in the tomatoes & garlic for about 5 minutes then add the cannellini beans.  When ingredients are warm, add chopped herbs and toss for another minute or two with the balsamic.  Remove from heat and serve on a bed of pasta if you are going to eat it warm.  Otherwise, toss and refrigerate for a delicious cold dish (and I usually deplore leftovers!)

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