Summer Vegetable Ribbons

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 zucchini squash
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel just the outside skin of the carrots, and one long strip of the outside skin of each squash and discard.
  2. Now peel long strips of the squash and the carrots directly into a large bowl. Try and make the strip the entire length of the vegetable. With the squash, once you get close to the middle it might be easiest to flip it over and start again from the other side (also discarding that first outside layer of peel).
  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat (do not brown it.) Add the ribbons and toss for a few minutes until just tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 4 servings