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Make Use of Your Summer Vegetables with a Skillet Stir-Fry

At the farmers market this week, there was so much gorgeous Summer produce — okra, fresh corn, English peas, tomatoes, zucchini — that I bought it all. Then I got home and wondered: What should I do with this Summer bounty?

My question got answered as soon as I came across this dish while browsing The Kitchen Sink. I was drawn to the vibrant colors, the seasonality of the vegetables, and the effortlessness of throwing them all together in one skillet. The original recipe didn't include peas, and called for more okra, but I modified it to my own personal tastes, as can you. To get my version of this scrumptious skillet,

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Summer Vegetable Skillet

Summer Vegetable Skillet

Summer Vegetable Skillet

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup fresh English peas, shelled
1 cup fresh yellow corn kernels (about 2 ears)
2 teaspoons minced jalapeno
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 cup okra, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup fresh baby spinach
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shelled peas and enough water to barely cover. Cook over high heat for two minutes.
  2. Add corn; sauté 3 minutes.
  3. Add jalapeño, garlic, and okra; saute 3 more minutes.
  4. Stir in spinach leaves, and cook another 2 minutes, until leaves have begun to wilt.
  5. Stir in tomatoes, then remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients.

Serves 4.


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goldflies goldflies 7 years
p.s. i love the creative addition of okra.
goldflies goldflies 7 years
this is beautiful and looks delicious! i am on a cleanse this week, and so am getting creative with vegetables -- this looks perfect!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 7 years
it's pretty but i don't like okra.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
I'll take it just how it is - yummy, delicious, tasty!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
that looks like something that i've done in the past - i love to take veggies and make a nice little steamer or stir fry - i usually keep it to spinach, cherry/grape tomatoes and broccoli - and lately i've added in mushrooms, water chestnuts, and the occasional snow pea
Seka21 Seka21 7 years
Oh wow such a great idea I would substitute peas and corn for courgettes and mini corn
OChottie OChottie 7 years
I was thinking a little cheese over the top maybe a potato and dinner is done. The colors are so apealing
flyingroo flyingroo 7 years
This looks like all it needs is some slices of chorizo and one can make it a meal!
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