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Southwestern Sauté

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time2 minsTotal Time7 mins

You don't need oil in order to cook your veggies! This method of rapidly cooking vegetables in a little bit of water helps to preserve the flavor of your veggies and maximizes the nutritional value. And the best part? Dinner is ready in less than 10 minutes. Recipe and photo by Jose Tejero from (@reversingt2d).

bowl of vegetables

 1 cup corn
 1 large zucchini
 ½ bunch of fresh asparagus spears
 1 large tomato
 4 cremini or button mushrooms
 1 handful of spinach
 ½ lime (optional)
 1 pinch cilantro (optional)
 sriracha sauce (optional)

Spiralize or slice the zucchini, and slice the mushrooms and tomato.


Place one handful of spinach on a plate with the sliced tomato.


Add a small amount of water to a sauté pan and sauté the zucchini, mushrooms, and asparagus on high heat for 1 - 2 minutes, or until tender.


Remove the zucchini, mushrooms, and asparagus from the sauté pan, and then sauté the corn.


Finally, place all ingredients onto the plate with the spinach and tomato.


Optional: Add a squeeze of lime juice and sriracha sauce to the veggies, and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 full recipe

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g5%
Total Carbohydrate 58g20%

Dietary Fiber 14g57%
Protein 16g32%

Vitamin A 126%
Vitamin C 177%
Iron 37%
Folate 77%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.