Sauteed Yellow Squash Ribbons

I love summer squash and I am always looking for different ways to cook it. I recently got a vegetable slicer which is great for making ribbons out of yellow summer squash and zucchini. A potato peeler can work also to make thin shaving-like strips. You can use these ribbons instead of pasta noodles or make a quick and simple side dish by sauteing them as seen in this recipe.

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The ribbons of summer squash cook really quickly considering they are so thin. Therefore, they only need to be sauteed for about five minutes. They still have a vibrant yellow color, are tender with a hint of crispness, and a wonderful flavor.

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Sauteed Yellow Squash Ribbons

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 -4
Author Steve Cylka


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2-3 yellow squash or small crookneck squash
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Cut the ends off the yellow squash. Using a food slicer/mandolin or potato peeler, shave long ribbons from the yellow squash.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat.
  • Add the onions and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the yellow squash ribbons and cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until the squash is tender. Stir often, so they do not burn.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the parsley. Season with salt.
  • Serve.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. The ribbons look perfect. I may be even able to get my son to try squash if they look this cool. 🙂

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