Simple Braised Zucchini Recipe

Helen and Scott Nearing literally wrote the book on the joys of living simply, and this gem of a squash dish has all the flavors and virtues of their sustainable lifestyle. It is a delectable tribute to them and their way of cooking fresh, seasonal food both simply and deliciously.

You’ll love the no-measurements-needed ease of this fun and tasty recipe!

1. Cut scrubbed zucchini or summer squash into 2-inch chunks.

2. Saute a few onions in oil in a large heavy-bottomed skillet.

3. Add squash, a couple of cut-up tomatoes, and a handful of chopped fresh parsley.

4. Simmer uncovered for half an hour.

Inspired by Simple Food for the Good Life, by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green, 1980).


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago


Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for this recipe. Love it.

KrassiAWAY B.
Krasimira B.5 years ago

Noted with interest.

Heather E.
Heather E.5 years ago

Sounds good! I will have to try this recipe!

Mervi R.
Mervi R.6 years ago

Lovely, thanks; we grow our own zucchini in the summer, so it´s always great to get new ideas and recipes!