Make the Most of Summer Squash

Delicious ways to make use of summer squash

The mild taste of squash makes it perfect for all the tangy, tasty flavors of summer. Plus squash is healthy, inexpensive, and easy to prepare. Put your spice rack to use with these savory squash recipes.

Zesty Zucchini Spaghetti
This meatless masterpiece will have your taste buds jumping for joy. Using a winning combo of garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese, this dish kicks it up a notch with chipotle chiles. The zucchini helps add plenty of waist-slimming fiber and more than 20% of your daily recommended iron. It's the perfect summertime supper to enjoy outside.

Try this recipe: Zesty Zucchini Spaghetti

Summer Squash with Tomatoes and Basil


This dish is especially easy if you have a vegetable garden. Using only squash and tomatoes (plus a variety of spices), this simple side can be made without a trip to the grocery. Basil adds an earthy flavor and may help your heart—its anti-inflammatory effects can improve cardiovascular health.

Try this recipe: Summer Squash With Tomatoes and Basil

Zucchini Fries

Want the crunchy, crisp taste of French fries, without the guilt? Try these homemade zucchini fries. Because they are baked instead of fried, they can be a healthy snack.

Marinated Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad


Not only is this dish low-cal and delicious, but it also makes a colorful display for guests. The salty-sweet marinade combines sugar, cider vinegar, and lemon juice to complement the mild flavor of the veggies. Topping them off with mozzarella adds just the right amount of cheesy flavor without taking away from the marinade. Serve with your favorite white fish (we like halibut) for a flavor-packed meal.

Try this recipe: Marinated Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad

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