Summer Sautéed Veggies Recipe


Thinking of new ways to get your family to eat veggies can become tiring. And don’t get me started on bland, overcooked vegetables — they give the good ones a bad rep. You won’t have that problem with these Summer Sautéed Veggies.

This simple recipe is a delicious way to showcase the season’s fresh produce with minimal effort — and minimal heat during those steamy evenings. Make this Summer Sautéed Veggies recipe after a farmer’s market haul with the best quality vegetables you can find. It’s worth it!

Summer sautéed veggies ingredients - Dr. Axe

Start by heating coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, stirring to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Add in the zucchini, squash, salt and pepper. Let those cook for three minutes, stirring occasionally.

Summer sautéed veggies process - Dr. Axe

Next, add in the red and yellow tomatoes. How awesome do all these colors look together? Continue cooking these Summer Sautéed Veggies for about another three minutes, until the vegetables are just tender. Then remove from the heat, stir in the fresh oregano and serve.

These Summer Sautéed Veggies are perfect as a side dish with grilled meats. They also taste just as good when they’re at room temperature. Take them to your next cookout and enjoy.

Total Time

15 minutes




  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 yellow squash, halved and sliced
  • 1 zucchini, halved and sliced
  • 1 cup red grape tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook, stirring for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add yellow squash, zucchini, salt and pepper. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the red and yellow tomatoes and continue cooking just until vegetables are tender (about 3 more minutes).
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the oregano

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  1. Julie Glass-Hiebert on

    I have severe IBS, and intensive diverticuli, also food sensitivities to dairy fat, tomatoes, some nuts grains, and certainly seeds, some thick-skinned beans, lentils, hamburger. I also have a strong allergy to aspirin and penicillin, molds. I’ve heard there’s foods to watch that are related to those. I’m curious about paleo, don’t know if quinoa which I mix with rice is dangerous for diverticuli. I’m desperately trying to increase fiber and liquids, reduce bad carbs. I’m learning how to cook and bake gluten-free, want to move towards non-GMO and organic. It’s really tough navigating online recipes and substitutions with all this!

  2. Julie on

    What is the diet and how to get started? Are there recipes out and on the web? My Nutritionialist was caught dead in her tracts. Will mail me what she has on nutrition that is currently used today. This is all that’s being offered. What do I do?

    • Lisa H. on

      What diet are you talking about? Surely a nutritionist would know her stuff. Are you talking about the bone broth challenge?

  3. Julie on

    How do I start? Go to organic market and spend all day trying to buy only foods for the week. I hate shopping! ???

  4. Peggy luvene on

    I am interested in clean eating. I know it can be expensive, so I will have to start one day at a time making improvements.


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