Mayan Heirloom Squash with Tomatoes and Basil
Slimming Eats Recipe
Green – 2 syns for entire recipe
Original – 2 syns for entire recipe
Extra Easy – 2 syns for entire recipe
When I was grocery shopping at Costco here in Canada last week, I came across these bags of Mayan Heirloom Squash and thought they looked rather interesting, so picked up a bag to try. There was a sample stand being done with them, think she was Sautéing them in butter.
For those of you who have no idea what Mayan Heirloom Squash is, then this is what they look like:
They taste delicious. They are pretty similar to a Courgette/Zucchini in taste, but are much sweeter.
Below is the recipe I made:
5 Mayan Heirloom Squash, halved and sliced (or use 2 courgette/zucchini)
1 small onion, halved and finely sliced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
few fresh leaves of basil, finely chopped
Garlic Pepper (this grinder mix, has sea salt, black pepper and garlic granules in it)
splash of balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil (2 syns, you can use just Frylight/Pam spray, but for a little syns, it is worth the oil)
Place a frying pan over a medium, add the olive oil.
Fry onion and garlic until softened.
Add the Mayan Heirloom Squash and a few grinds of garlic pepper and fry for a further 5 mins (you may need to add a bit of Frylight/Pam spray at this stage)
Add the tomatoes, fresh basil and a splash of balsamic vinegar and continue to cook until all veg is soften.
I served mine with a baked sweet potato and a few shavings of fresh parmesan (syns), but it would be great as a side to any meat dish or on top of some pasta/rice.
Melanie Williams says
I from uk and there is a total lack of mayan heirloom squash here so may have to try this with Courgette instead. Will let you know how it turns out.
John Scott says
i too found these squashes at Costco. The samples were being sauted in coconut oil (ugh) ( i'll never use it) and absolutely no seasonings. It tasted bland but i liked the texture and the idea so i bought a bag too. Stir fried at home in virgin olive oil and butter and added my favourite seasonings, mixed with other legs. It turned out to be wonderful