Explore 11 Summer Squash Recipes

Delicious Dishes to Cook with the Season's Bounty

Discover the vibrant allure of summer squash. Its radiant colors and tender flesh invite you to indulge in a culinary adventure. From sautéing to spiralizing, this versatile vegetable can be transformed into a variety of delightful dishes. Let its mellow nature harmonize with herbs, spices, and tangy sauces to create culinary symphonies. Embrace the magic of summer with the enchanting summer squash, and explore a world of delicious possibilities in your kitchen.
Summer squash is low in calories and high in nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and dietary fiber. It also contains antioxidants that help protect the body against free radicals.

Summer squash can be cooked in a variety of ways, including grilling, roasting, sautéing, and baking. It can be used as a side dish, added to salads, or used as a main ingredient in casseroles, soups, and stews. Zucchini noodles have become a popular alternative to traditional pasta, and summer squash can also be used to make delicious bread and muffins.
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French Ratatouille

This classic French dish combines summer squash with eggplant, tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Saute the vegetables in olive oil until tender and season with herbs like thyme and basil. Serve it as a side dish or as a main course with crusty bread.

Tortilla with Persian Flavor

Slice the summer squash and sauté it with onions and bell peppers. Beat eggs with milk or cream, season with salt, pepper, and herbs, then pour the mixture over the sautéed vegetables. Cook in the oven until the eggs are set and the top is golden brown. Or follow our recipe for Persian kuku kadoo.

Creamy Summer Soup

Make a creamy summer squash soup by sautéing diced squash with onions and garlic until softened. Add vegetable broth and simmer until the squash is tender. Puree the mixture until smooth, then stir in some cream or coconut milk. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs like dill or parsley. Or use our cucumber soup recipe with a unique herb blend.

Baked a la Shakshuka or Stuffed with Lahmacun

Cut the summer squash in half and scoop out the seeds to create a hollow. Fill the hollow with a shakshuka sauce and topped with an egg. Or fill it with the lahmacun meat mixture. Bake until the squash is tender and the filling is heated through.
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Grilled Summer Squash

Slice the squash into long, thin strips and brush them with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill the strips until they are tender and slightly charred. Serve as a side dish or as a topping for salads and sandwiches.

Recipes to Swap out the Veggies

French Quiche
Gregorian Roll Ups
Italian Lasagne
Turkish Stuffings
Greek Pie
Indian Veggie Balls

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