AuthorMike EgrieCategory, DifficultyIntermediate
Vegetable & Avocado Saute
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time25 mins
 1 ½ tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
 ½ large shallot, finely chopped
 ½ tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
 3 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced into 1/4-inch chunks
 ½ red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
 1 tbsp grated lemon peel
 1 ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
 2 mini avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and cut into chunks.
1

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.

2

Add garlic, shallot and thyme. Saute for 3 minutes.

3

Mix in zucchini, bell pepper and lemon peel. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.

4

Lower heat and cover. Cook for 3 minutes.

5

In a small bowl, combine lemon juice with avocado.

6

Add to skillet and gently mix.

7

Cook for 2 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

Nutrition Benefits:
Packed with nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, the avocado is a super tasty and versatile superfood that is part of both a heart healthy and diabetes-friendly diet.

How to Select:
Look for avocados that feel heavy. The skin should be dark, with a hint of green, and taut, with no dents.

How to Store:
If avocados at the market are green and unripe, you can ripen them at hoe. Put them in a brown paper bag out of direct sunlight. Within three days they’ll be perfect. Press the skin gently. It will be tender but not too soft.

Ingredients

 1 ½ tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
 ½ large shallot, finely chopped
 ½ tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
 3 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced into 1/4-inch chunks
 ½ red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
 1 tbsp grated lemon peel
 1 ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
 2 mini avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and cut into chunks.

Directions

1

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.

2

Add garlic, shallot and thyme. Saute for 3 minutes.

3

Mix in zucchini, bell pepper and lemon peel. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.

4

Lower heat and cover. Cook for 3 minutes.

5

In a small bowl, combine lemon juice with avocado.

6

Add to skillet and gently mix.

7

Cook for 2 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

Vegetable & Avocado Saute
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