Sweet Italian Sausage with Zucchini and Tomatoes

Serves 6

Garnish this delicious combination of summer vegetables and Italian sausage with sprigs of fresh basil and lemon wedges to squeeze over the top, if you like. Ingredients with an asterisk (*) are available in the Whole Foods Market Family of Brands.

Ingredients: 
  • 6 links sweet Italian sausage*
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil*
  • 4 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh oregano, finely chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried oregano)
  • 1 pound zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 pound mixed red and yellow cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
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Method: 

Prepare sausages according to package directions, either in a sauté pan or on the grill. While they are cooking, heat olive oil in a large heavy sauté pan over medium high heat. Add garlic and oregano, stir for a few seconds, then add zucchini and cook 3 to 5 minutes.

When sausages are cooked, cut into large bite-sized pieces and add to pan along with tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Continue to sauté until tomatoes are just softened, about 1 minute more. Transfer to a large platter and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:310 calories (220 from fat), 24g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 640mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 16g protein
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