Lita squash are similar to zucchini but sweeter, with less bite. We stumbled upon them at a sole farm stand, from Migliorelli Farm in Tivoli, NY, on 110th Street and Central Park West over the weekend...
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)