Summer squash comes in all shapes and sizes. It has thin edible skin and is a fantastic low-calorie vegetable. If you are wondering how to cook summer squash, there are plenty of creative and delicious ways and here are just some ideas:
Grilled vegetable skewers: Cut the summer squash and zucchini into chunks and thread them onto skewers. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and grill until tender and slightly charred.
Zucchini noodles (zoodles): Use a spiralizer or peel the zucchini into thin ribbons to turn the zucchini into noodles. Sauté them in a pan with garlic and olive oil and serve with your favorite pasta sauce or as a base for stir-fries.
Stuffed zucchini boats: Cut zucchinis in half lengthwise and scoop out the centers. Fill them with a flavorful mixture of cooked ground meat (such as chicken or turkey), vegetables, herbs, and cheese. Bake until the filling is cooked and the zucchini is tender.
Sometimes the simplest methods are often the tastiest! Cut squash lengthwise and brush with olive oil then grill on the BBQ until cooked. Sprinkle with herbs and finish with a bit of parmesan cheese and lemon juice. What a nice, easy way to enjoy summer squash and zucchini at the height of summer.
You can find certified organic summer squash at our Welland market stand Saturday mornings or go to www.rumarfarm.ca and order them on-line. We have baby squash, medium sized and larger singles.
Here is what we have available this week:
Fresh Garlic and Garlic Scapes
Sugar Snap Peas
Honey and Mushrooms
Ruth and Marc