Ingredient Spotlight: Summer Squash

Ingredient Spotlight: Summer Squash

We're not yet seeing a lot of variety in our squash selection here in New York (no pattypan for us), but there is plenty of zucchini and its sweeter cousin, yellow summer squash, in the markets. How do you cook yours? We've got a very favorite recipe that we've already made twice this week...

I like my summer squash braised with some sweet onion and a palmful of brown sugar. It is by far my favorite summer vegetable dish, and I ate an entire potful by myself a few days ago.

Here's the recipe: Squash and Onions with Brown Sugar

It's so easy to bake summer squash into a quick casserole (get Sara Kate's recipe right here), but really tiny, tender ones can also be grated raw into a salad- like this Shredded Zucchini and Summer Squash Salad.

A couple of other recipes that might give you a new take on a familiar vegetable:
Smothered Yellow Squash with Basil, from Gourmet
Squash Casserole, from Food Network (admittedly less healthy, but a Southern staple that's a delicious indulgence if you've never had it)

What are your favorite summer squash recipes?

Related: Seasonal Spotlight: Lita Squash

(Images: Flickr member pink_fish13, licensed for use under Creative Commons; Elizabeth Passarella)

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