“Gagootz” Sicilian Soul Food

Serves 4


Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ cup Sweet Onion, sliced
Kosher Salt
1 1/2 cup Yellow Squash peeled and cut into 3/4“cubes, discard soft seedy centers
¼ cup Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and cut into 1” pieces
Freshly Ground White Pepper
Crushed Red Pepper
Fresh Herbs to Taste


  1. Heat a heavy bottomed sauce pan, add olive oil, add onions, reduce heat to medium and cook slowly for 5 minutes.
  2. Add squash, stir well and cook for 4 minutes, add tomatoes and seasonings. Continue to cook slowly partially covered for 25-30 minutes. Adjust seasonings.
  3. I think the Gagootz tastes best when served somewhere between hot and room temperature. It seems even more delicious when re-heated and served the next day.

• You can substitute zucchini for squash