If you love squash but don't love the slightly bitter taste of zucchini, you'll love lita squash. It has a firm texture and a mild, mellow flavor that could go savory or sweet. We sautéed it with some garlic and and sugar snap peas and put it over pasta (with a big dash of red pepper flakes), but we could also imagine it in one of our favorite squash dishes: stewed with sweet onions, butter, and brown sugar.
Look for it at the greenmarkets this weekend — it needs so little attention to shine, and the pale green color is so delicate and pretty.
A few recipes to consider:
- Shredded Zucchini and Summer Squash Salad
- Wine-Drenched Squash with Tomatoes, Artichokes, and Tuna
- Tomato and Squash Gratin
- Penne with Zucchini and Almonds
- Zucchini and Asparagus Strata
Related: Good Question: Best Zucchini Bread
(Image: Elizabeth Passarella)