Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"I think of New York as a puree and the rest of the United States as vegetable soup." -Spalding Gray, Author

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I have loved yellow squash since I was a kid. For some this is strange but we ate a lot of veggies when I was growing up and my mother cooked great squash. The southern tradition was to cook it much longer but I do like squash that's not as overcooked as most people remember it. This recipe is quick and easy, full of flavor and by not overcooking the squash it has great texture.

This recipe is a quick and simple way to improve your Med Diet Score for vegetables. This recipe is great with almost any fresh herb you might choose – especially dill and oregano.


Yellow Squash and Onions

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes good leftovers. See instructions in photos.

Yellow Squash and Onions recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small white onion (sliced)
  • 16 ounces yellow squash (1/3 inch slices)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes until it begins to soften.

Add the yellow squash and cook, tossing frequently, for about 7 - 10 minutes.

Cook the squash only until it just begins to soften and then add the salt and pepper.

Toss for one minute more and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 70 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 4%
    Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 19%
    Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 4% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 8mcg Potassium 500mg