Orange Glazed Peppers and Zucchini

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


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.


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.