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Adding sugar to cornstarch helps it dissolve in the orange juice, to create an appetizing glaze, which makes the vegetables glisten! Makes 4 servings.

Orange Glazed Peppers and Zucchini

Ingredients

2 medium red, orange or yellow peppers, cut into strips
1 zucchini, sliced (about 1-1½ cups)*
1/3 cup (75 mL) orange juice
1 tsp (5 mL) sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) cornstarch
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground ginger
*Recipe can also be made with other green vegetables such as snow peas, green beans and broccoli.

Instructions

Steam peppers and zucchini in microwave or stove top just until tender, about 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, dissolve sugar and cornstarch in orange juice; add salt and ginger. Place in a saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and bubbles. Boil for 1 minute.

Pour over the peppers and zucchini, tossing to coat evenly.