Sweet and Sour Summer Squash
Serves 4 as a side dish
This is an easy dish to make. It takes only a few minutes in the pressure cooker and can easily be made on the stove top.
1 tablespoon canola oil (optional)
1 medium onion, diced
1 teaspoon grated ginger
4-6 cups summer squash, cut into bite-sized but medium pieces
1 8 ounce can pineapple chunks in juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon arrowroot mixed with 2 tablespoons water or pineapple juice
1-3 teaspoons agave syrup or Sucanat, if needed for sweetness
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Heat the oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Add the onion and ginger and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add the squash and pineapple and stir. Add the pineapple juice and tamari. Stir and lock the lid on. Bring to high pressure and maintain that for 30 seconds. Quick release the pressure, tilt the lid away from you and remove the pressure cooker cover.
Mix the rice vinegar, arrowroot and water or juice together in a small bowl. Stir the mixture well and add to the squash. The sauce should thicken. Taste and add sweetener, if necessary, and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately over rice or rice noodles.
© 2006 The Veggie Queen™, Jill Nussinow, M.S., R.D