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summer squash with thyme on blue plate

Summer Squash with Thyme

A few simple ingredients and a few minutes turn summer squash into a side dish that pairs well with just about any protein source including eggs, chicken, beef, pork, seafood, and even beans and tofu!
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Course: dinner, gluten-free, lunch, side, Side Dish, supper, vegan, vegetarian
Cuisine: Farm to table, Mediterranean, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword: diabetic friendly, farm to table, farmer's market, garden, gluten free, herb, herbs, low carb, mediterranean, plant based, summer, summer squash, thyme, vegetable garden
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 56kcal


  • 1 medium summer squash or zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (I prefer extra virgin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste


  • Chop summer squash into 1/2" slices.
  • Add olive oil to pan and heat on medium heat.
  • Add summer squash and cook ~3 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  • Add thyme and stir to distribute.
  • Add salt to draw out juices, stir, and cook until squash texture is as you desire.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g