10 Things to Make with Summer Squash

Last Updated June 26, 2017
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recipes with summer squash and zucchini

Yellow squash and zucchini often make novice gardeners feel like they have superpowers -- look at all the food you created! Now, you just have to figure out what to do with your larger-than-expected crop. Here are 10 great recipes you can make with all those beautiful yellow squash and zucchini.

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Yellow Squash Curry

yellow squash
Yellow squash is a summer squash with a mildly sweet and tender flesh and thin yellow skin. A good yellow summer squash will be small, firm and have tender skin free of blemishes and bruising. It may...

Yellow Squash and Onion Marmelade

yellow squash and onion marmelade
This tangy marmalade brings a bright note to anything it accompanies. It can be served as a simple side condiment for grilled meats, or added to grilled cheese, burgers and other sandwiches.

Summer Squash & Basil Tart

This is a wonderful way to use zucchini squash in the summertime. You can serve this crustless “tart” for lunch or dinner (perhaps even breakfast). It goes beautifully with grilled swordfish or...

Summer Squash & Tomato Gratin

From Savoring Summer by Lindsey McClave.

Savory Summer Squash Muffins

These are great for breakfast or as a substitute for bread with a colorful summer meal. Also, by using the microwave oven to cook the muffins, you won’t heat up your kitchen! From Bounty from the...

Roasted okra, summer squash and eggplant lasagna

Vegetable lasagna is a great way to use those extra vegetables from your garden, CSA share, or farmers market purchases. This version is great for those late summer months when okra and eggplant are...

Cream of Alaska Summer Squash and Fresh Sweet Basil Soup

Summer is short, but the days are long. Thus, gardeners in Alaska experience amazing results with squash, lettuce, and peas. And, as with gardeners everywhere, too much zucchini can be a problem. This...

Zucchini & Zucchini Flower Carpaccio

courgette carpaccio
This is light and lovely with a delicious floral sweetness from the melon
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