30 Easy Summer Squash Recipes


If you’re a diehard squash fan, you know to load up on fresh zucchini in the summertime — but there are a handful of other varieties you can use to cook fresh recipes that won’t weigh you down. There’s luscious yellow squash, snappy pattypan squash, or gorgeous Zephyr squash, all beauties in their own right. Unlike squash we eat in colder months, summer squash is often much more delicate, with skin and flesh that can be easily manipulated into grain bowls, or even serve as a faux noodle! They can be served raw in salads, cooked alongside hearty proteins, or even baked into a delicious treat — you’ll feel great knowing that all summer squash varieties are low in calories and high in fiber, making it a superfood in almost any diet.

Being overloaded with fresh summer squash can present a unique challenge — as it’s so affordable and easily planted in home gardens — but the trick is to adapt a beloved favorite recipe for the summer season. Since most squash varieties are similarly sweet and nutty, you can use nearly any summer squash in weeknight meals (grilling sessions and al fresco gatherings included!). If you’re looking for a quick no-cook side or for a bountiful summer salad, a handy squash can also lend itself in many different ways. Any way you slice it or dice it, summer squash is just as delicious as butternut squash, and this collection of recipes may just finally prove that it’s so much more versatile than you’d ever imagine.

Source : Goodhousekeeping