Three Sisters Saute
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Corn, beans and squash are known as the three sisters and offer a complete protein source. Grown together, they complement each other in an agricultural way and serve as an example of companion planting.
Recipe type: Vegetable
Serves: 4
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 2 cups of shelled fresh peas or 10 ounces of thawed peas
  • 1 medium-large whole squash (yellow works well)
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  1. Melt butter in olive oil on low heat.
  2. Saute onions until just translucent.
  3. Carefully cut the corn off the cobs with sharp knife.
  4. Place corn with onions and continue cooking until corn softens, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Cut squash into cubes and place into frying pan, Continue to sauté under low-medium heat.
  6. Add peas and saute until all ingredients are soft and hot.
  7. Salt to taste and top with 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese.
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