Yellow squash is one of the easiest veggies to find during the summer months. There are a number of varieties and most will take on the flavor of any herbs and spices mixed with them. This makes squash a fantastic addition to just about any recipe.
It’s an excellent no-cholesterol, low-fat filler you can use to expand the number of servings a recipe will make. Squash also adds additional fiber, magnesium, riboflavin, potassium, folate, phosphorus, as well as vitamins A, B6, and C. Squash is also a fantastic source of manganese, which the body needs to process glucose, fats, and carbohydrates.
In short: Eat lots of squash!
Simple Yellow Squash
The cooking time for squash is so short, that it’s easy to whip up a quick dinner in a matter of minutes.
- yellow squash
- fresh basil
- salt and pepper
- parmesan or mozzarella cheese
- Sauté squash with diced or chunked tomatoes, until soft. This generally takes about 5 minutes on med-high heat.
- Once cooked, add oregano and fresh chopped basil on top. You can even add some salt and pepper to taste, if you like.
- Put everything on a plate and sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan or mozzarella cheese. This is a speedy and nutritious meal that’s great for either lunch or dinner.
- Green Onions and Garlic (excellent with sausage)
- Basil, Mint, and Lemon Juice (great with fish)
- Cumin and Black Pepper (mix with couscous)
- Dill, Garlic, Salt, Pepper, Onion, and Feta (perfect combo for quiche)
Additional Ideas for Yellow Squash
Besides mixing in a cup of grated yellow squash to your favorite quiche recipe, you can also use squash in soup or sweet recipes too. Pies, cakes, and sweet breads can all be made from squash. Lower the number of carbs in recipes calling for potatoes by using a mix of potatoes and yellow squash. You can slice squash to make a squash-potato frittata, dice squash and potatoes for breakfast hashbrowns, or combine grated squash and potatoes together for savory pancakes. Dehydrating squash gives you a way to store squash for longer periods of time, which enables you to use it during the winter months when veggies are scarce.
Try Some of your own Ideas
There really isn’t a wrong way to use yellow squash, since it doesn’t have a strong flavor of it’s own. It wouldn’t hurt to toss a bit of squash into your favorite recipe and see how it tastes. Who knows, you might wind up with a new improved recipe you like better than the old one!
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What yummy goodies do you like to use yellow squash for?