Yellow Squash with Hazelnuts and Pecorino
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Serves 4

Tender yellow squash is sautéed with hazelnuts and then topped with marjoram and shaved Pecorino Romano cheese. Serve as a side dish with chicken or fish or stir it into short pasta, such as penne or orecchiette.

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 medium yellow squash, cut into 3-inch wedges
1/2 cup raw blanched hazelnuts or natural almonds
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh marjoram or oregano leaves
1/2 ounce shaved Pecorino Romano cheese

In a large skillet, heat extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high. Add squash and hazelnuts and cook, stirring frequently, until squash is tender but not soft and hazelnuts are toasted, about 7 minutes. Add lemon juice and marjoram and toss to combine. Transfer to a platter and top with cheese.