Nutty Pan Seared Summer Squash Recipe with Asiago Cheese

Recipe posted in: Snack
pan seared summer squash recipe

Summer squash gets a savory spin in this delicious dish. You can enjoy it no matter where you are in your South Beach Diet journey.

Featuring chopped walnuts and Asiago, an Italian cheese with a nutty flavor, this delicious and healthy pan seared summer squash recipe is crunchy and packed with flavor. Enjoy it as a healthy side or snack. Either way, you will love it!

Looking to jazz up your squash? Try this tasty Summer Squash Flatbread >

Phase: Weight Loss Phase, Weight Maintenance Phase

Servings: 4

Nutrition Information

  • 0.5 Healthy Fat
  • 0.5 Vegetables


  • 2 teaspoons trans-free margarine
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 3" strips
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, cut into 3" spears
  • 2 tablespoons chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shredded Asiago cheese


  1. Melt the margarine in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute, or until soft.
  2. Add the zucchini, yellow squash, broth, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 6 minutes, or until the zucchini and squash are tender. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with the walnuts and cheese.