Yellow Squash or Zucchini Matchsticks Sauted - 4 Ways

READY IN: 17mins
Recipe by Ambervim

I like the squash cut in matchsticks as it brings out more flavor and is quick to sauté. This is an easy and tasty recipe. I found this in Bon Appetit magazine.

Top Review by Barefootd1097

Just finished eating this tonight. Very very good and very very easy. We don't have a mandolin so the matchsticks took a little longer but totally worth it!! Followed the recipe with the parmesan and toasted almonds. Definitely will make this again!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place your matchstick squashi in a colander and set it in the sink or over a larger bowl. Toss with 1 tsp salt. Let it stand 10 minutes. Squeeze well to remove as much excess moisture as possible. Do not rince.
  2. Way 1 - toast the almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat, tossing until brown -- about 3 minutes. Remove from skillet.
  3. All Ways - Heat oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and spices until fragrant, just a minute or two.
  4. Add squash (and carrots for Way 3) and cook, tossing occasionally, until crisp tender, about 2-5 minutes. Don't let it go limp.
  5. Move to a serving bowl.
  6. Finish Way 1 - fold in parmesan and almonds.
  7. Finish Way 2 - cover with lime juice and pepitas.
  8. Finish Way 3 - Whisk together miso and vinegar. Sprinkle over squash.
  9. Finish Way 4 - Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt on top.
  10. Salt and pepper to taste.

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