–basil (1 tablespoon, divided, dried, bottled)
–green beans (frozen, 1 cup, loosely packed)
–zucchini (1, sliced on the diagonal)
–tomato (medium, fresh, chopped)
–green onions (3 stalks, chopped, fresh)
–red potatoes (2, medium, cut into bite-sized pieces)
–salt and pepper
–extra virgin olive oil
1 – Place the bite-sized potatoes in a covered baking dish with one-half cup water. Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
2 – While the potatoes are cooking, slice the zucchini, and chop the tomato and green onions. When potatoes have cooked for 5 minutes, place green beans on top, following by zucchini, tomato, and green onions (in this order). Sprinkle the basil on top of the vegetables. Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
3 – Microwave the vegetables for 9 minutes on high.
4 – Serve the vegetables hot, with chicken or seafood.
–vegetable medley adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.