Summer Squash with Blistered Tomatoes {Giveaway}

Yellow Summer Squash Recipe

Another easy summer side dish that will bring smiles to the dinner table. This yellow summer squash recipe with pan blistered tomatoes is a great way to use your garden goodies!

AYellow Squash Recipe and Seconds Chances.

As a child, I hated summer squash. My mother would try to sneak it into casseroles and mixed veggie dishes, but like a bloodhound on a mission, I would always sniff it out.

I can’t tell you why I had such an aversion to it, other than I thought is was slimy. Many nights, I would sit at the table long after everyone else had finished, refusing to eat squash.

Yellow Squash RecipeBlueflower Dinnerware from Villeroy & Boch.

I had a similar relationship with tomatoes. So I find it funny that nowadays, my favorite way to prepare a yellow summer squash recipe is with blistered tomatoes.

Sometimes a second chance is all that’s needed. Or in my case, maybe a one hundred and fifty second chance.

sauteed yellow squash

Offering something (or someone) a second chance is a crucial part of life. I often think of all the wonderful things I would miss out on if I allowed my first impression to be the final word:  sushi, mussels, wine, swing dancing, therapeutic massage, running… my sweet husband.

We don’t always perceive things the right way the first time we experience them. Sometimes wonderful things have to have time to “grow on us.”

I’m so glad I gave a yellow squash recipe one more chance. And tomatoes too, for that matter!

Squash and TomatoesBlistered Tomatoes

This yellow summer squash recipe is my absolute favorite. I quickly sear garlic and yellow squash for a little color, but not long enough for it to get mushy. Then I move the squash aside and blister grape tomatoes right in the same skillet.

Once the tomatoes are almost ready to pop, sprinkle with fresh thyme and parmesan cheese and serve. How easy is that?

The mild sweet flavor of the summer squash and and bright tangy tomatoes are a perfect match!

Summer Squash and Tomatoes

I usually prepare this yellow summer squash recipe with a little butter and olive oil. But today I skipped the olive oil and made it with Land O’Lakes new “Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt” I learned about from Ms. Ree, the Pioneer Woman. Ree is all over this new product, so I had to try it for myself.

After spreading almost a whole stick on a loaf of sourdough bread, I can tell you the flavor is amazing. Sweet creamy butter with just the right touch of earthy olive oil and a dash of sea salt. Heavenly.

Today, I dolloped it in my skillet for the summer squash and was just as impressed with the flavor. Make sure to look for it at your grocery store!

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Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yellow Summer Squash Recipe with Blistered Tomatoes

Yellow Squash Recipe with grape tomatoes, garlic, thyme and parmesan cheese.

Ingredients:

2 lbs. yellow squash, choose smaller ones
1 pint grape tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tb. fresh thyme leaves
1 Tb. butter
1 Tb. olive oil (or use Land O'Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt and nix the oil)
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat.

Trim the ends of the squash. Quarter each squash and slice into pieces, 1/3 inch thick.

Add the butter and oil to the skillet, followed by and squash and garlic. Toss and sear for 2-5 minutes, until barely cooked through. Salt and Pepper to taste.

Push the squash to the sides of the skillet and add the tomatoes. Cook and toss another 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are just about to pop. Stir in the fresh thyme and remove from heat.

Sprinkle the yellow squash recipe with Parmesan cheese and serve warm!

I’ve got a fabulous giveaway for you today,

provided by The Pioneer Woman and Land O’Lakes!

One lucky reader is going to receive both of Ree’s amazing cookbooks and, 3 of her favorite cooking utensils, and a free coupon to try Land O’Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt.

TO ENTER: ~CLOSED~

Leave a comment describing how you would like to use Land O’Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt.

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Leave a separate comment for each entry ~ 11 possible entries per person!

This giveaway will close and a winner will be randomly selected June 22nd.

For US residents only.  Winner: #237 Kristin

Disclosure: The author received a gift package from Land O’Lakes, including two cookbooks, a whisk, a slotted spoon, tongs and a full-value coupon redeemable for LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, for recipe development and review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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302 Responses to “Summer Squash with Blistered Tomatoes {Giveaway}”

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    Tracy — June 19, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    I’m picturing myself sauteeing veggies in it, but I’d probably just slather it on hunks of baguette…

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    Tracy — June 19, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    Saladgoddess already following you on Twitter.

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    Tracy — June 19, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

    Saladgoddess already following Land o’ Lakes on Twitter (Minnesota!).

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — June 20, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    I think the first thing I would try this butter on is some really good ciabatta bread!

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — June 20, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    I follow Land O’ Lakes on Twitter

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — June 20, 2012 @ 4:54 am

    I follow ASP on Facebook!

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — June 20, 2012 @ 4:55 am

    I follow ASP on Twitter

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — June 20, 2012 @ 4:55 am

    I follow ASP on Pinterest

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — June 20, 2012 @ 4:55 am

    I subscribe to ASP via email

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    Susan H. — June 20, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    I would try this to sauté some fresh summer vegetables like squash and Vidalia Onions.

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    Susan H. — June 20, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    I follow Land O’Lakes on FB and Twitter.

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    • Susan H. — June 20th, 2012 @ 8:23 am

      Should have made this 2 entries. 1 for FB and 1 for Twitter.

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    Susan H. — June 20, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    I follow you on FB, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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    • Susan H. — June 20th, 2012 @ 8:24 am

      Should have made more entries here too. Previous will be for FB follow. This will be for Twitter follow.

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      • Susan H. — June 20th, 2012 @ 8:25 am

        This entry is for Pinterest follow.

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    Susan H. — June 20, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    I pinned this post on Pinterest…twice.

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    Susan H. — June 20, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    I subscribed o your emails.

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    • Susan H. — June 20th, 2012 @ 8:27 am

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    marla — June 20, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    This is such a vibrant way to prepare veggies!! Great giveaway too :)

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    Cristina — June 20, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    What I’d use Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt on? Almost all the savory dishes I can think of. Start the day with a frittata (with fresh basil, tomato and mozzarella) in the morning with a toast and pleennty of Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt!

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    Cristina — June 20, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    This time of year you can pick and choose most anything from my garden, it’s a joy and makes a simple and healthy meal. I sautee some fresh veggies– I’d use Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, then I sprinkle fresh herbs, fresh tomatoes and voila, a little meal– much like today’s recipe. For a little crunch I make a toast and I’d spread Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt.
    I am sorry it’s not yet on sale here, and I can’t wait to get it. Yesterday I asked the store manager if he could place an order for our shop. Can’t wait to hear his answer later this week.

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    Cristina — June 20, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    I am glad I follow A Spicy Perspective and receive regular emails. This is a great giveaway and a great heads up on a product that I would definitely use. Thanks for bringing us Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt. Bread will never be the same!

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    Cristina — June 20, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    I’d love to use Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt on sirloin roast. I marinade the roast overnight with garlic, onion and red wine. The next day, I make a rub with plenty of garlic and Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt and rub all around the roast. I reapply every 30 min to keep it moist and flavorful.

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — June 20, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    I make a delish parmesan butter, and this would be perfect! Or, melt it and drizzle over popcorn :)
    What a great giveaway, thanks!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — June 20, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    I follow you on facebook!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — June 20, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — June 20, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    I tweeted!

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    Veronica — June 20, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    Id love to do a stir fry type dish with veggies!

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    Veronica — June 20, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

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    Christina — June 21, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    I would love to try the butter with the fresh squash and zucchini coming out of my garden right now!

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    Christina — June 21, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    I’ve pinned your recipe – yummy!

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    Elizabeth C. in Kansas — June 21, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    I shared on facebook, twittered, commented, and Pinterested! :o)
    Yay!

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    Elizabeth C. in Kansas — June 21, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    I would like to use Land O’Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt to make some Pioneer Woman biscuits and gravy. Yes!!

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    Elizabeth C. in Kansas — June 21, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    I pinned on pinterest! :o)

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    Elizabeth C. in Kansas — June 21, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

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    Elizabeth C. in Kansas — June 21, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

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    Elizabeth C. in Kansas — June 21, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    I shared on my facebook page :o

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    Elizabeth C. in Kansas — June 21, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

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    Elizabeth C. in Kansas — June 21, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

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    Elizabeth C. in Kansas — June 21, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

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    Elizabeth C. in Kansas — June 21, 2012 @ 8:54 pm

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    Elizabeth C. in Kansas — June 21, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    I tweeted, twittered, Liked, Linked, Friended, Followed, Shared, Pinned, Posted, Commented, Spoke-out-Loud and Lol’d to get all eleven of my entries. Yes I did. I would really, really like to win Ree’s books and cooking tools. :) :) :)

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    Elizabeth C. in Kansas — June 21, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    Have 3 wedding invites sitting on my desk. I was thinking about giving all 3 brides the Ree Pioneer cookbook series. I would like for myself, as well. Hence, all the above entries. Thanks again for the opportunity.

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    Vicky — June 28, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    That recipe sounds delicious! I looove summer squash and zucchini — especially grilled! So good! I would use the butter on popcorn — my all time favorite snack!

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