Rainbow Veggie Cheese Lovers

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Multi-colored vegetables make this cheese delicious and pretty! Serve with garlic bread for a great summer lunch.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium yellow squash, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 12 cup finely chopped onion, white
  • 14 cup finely chopped tomatoes, red
  • 2 cups crumbled queso fresco (mexican cheese)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro (to garnish)


  1. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, or until the onion is slightly tender. Stir in the zucchini, squash and saute just until it begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Mix in the tomatoes and raise the heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring often, until the zucchini and squash are tender but not mushy and the juices have evaporated. Sprinkle with Queso Fresco crumbles over zucchini/squash at a low simmer. Cover and cook the cheese until just tender, about a few minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro to serve.
Most Helpful

FANTASTIC! What a great mix. I used olive oil instead of butter, and added some spice (Cayenne pepper and a bit of salt). My husband wont eat cheese, so I made his without, and it was still great. I didn't have a fresh tomato when first making this, so I used canned diced tomatoes with jalepenos. Wow. It gives a great kick (drain well). This can easily serve as a side dish, or a great topping for some whole wheat pasta. Reheats well too -- great for spicing up some leftover chicken and/or rice. Thanks for a healthy, and beautiful dish.

Gennet J. August 11, 2009

I'm a big fan of summer squash and this was heavenly! I made this just as written, adding only a bit of salt. Very tasty and colorful. i just loved the queso fresco and cilantro topping. Thanx for an awesome new way to use summer squash!

*Parsley* July 11, 2009

Used roma tomatoes for this recipe & took the time to hunt down some queso! Such an easy recipe, & the salad is not only tasty but eye-appealing, as well! Delivered it to a neighbor after doing my usual taste test, 7 since others almost always ask for the recipe, I had a copy in my hand for her! Thanks for sharing your great recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's Pick-A-Chef]

Sydney Mike April 28, 2008