Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Mustard Seeds

Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Mustard Seeds
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  • 6Servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini and yellow squash, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)


In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Add the mustard seeds and cook over medium-high heat until they begin to pop. After half a minute, add the onion and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the zucchini, squash, cumin, turmeric, cayenne and salt and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Garnish with the cilantro.