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I know I’ve been posting a lot of pesto recipes lately, but can you blame me? I love making one batch of pesto and having on hand to make several dishes throughout the week. It pairs so nicely with so many different types of summer dishes, including this simple recipe for sautéed summer squash.

I have to admit, I probably wouldn’t have thought to put pesto on summer squash until I had a very similar dish at one of my favorite places to eat out, Urban Plates. The dish was so, so tasty and fresh that I knew I had to replicate it at home.


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  • 3 medium summer squash (zucchini and yellow squash both work perfectly)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ½ batch dairy-free pesto


  • Dice squash into 1 inch pieces.
  • Heat a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat and add avocado oil.
  • After 30 seconds or so heating the oil, add the diced summer squash and sauté for about 3-5 minutes until cooked through.
  • Once cooked, remove the pan from heat, add ½ batch of pesto and combine well.



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Anya Kaats

Hi! I’m Anya, a San Diego-based Holistic Health Coach and Marketing Consultant on a mission to share good food, health & happiness with as many people as possible. I am a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and have worked in the natural & organic products industry for my entire professional career with companies such as Suja Juice, Brad’s Raw Foods, and Mamma Chia. While my life may be totally consumed with healthy food now, nutrition wasn’t always a passion of mine.

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