Tag: summer squash

7 Easy Salads Starring 7 Summer Vegetables

by in Healthy Recipes, July 20, 2014

Tomatoes? Check. Corn and cucumber? Double check. The next time you overdo it at the farmers market, you know what to do: Let’s get some salad up in here! Cherry Tomatoes: Cherry Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing (above, from Food Network Magazine) Basil and garlic elicit their savory side, but these little tomatoes, tossed in buttermilk-sour creamRead more

Market Watch: Green Tiger Zucchini

by in Farmers' Market Finds, July 18, 2014

If zucchini is a seasonal staple in your kitchen, be on the lookout at farmers markets for tiger zucchini, a less common variety. Named for its pale green stripes, tiger zucchini is a European hybrid that is best when harvested young (on the smaller side). The flavor is sweet and nutty with a tender crunch.Read more

22 Healthy Zucchini Recipes

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, July 18, 2013

It’s prime season for summer squash, and like most folks, I get all jazzed up when the zucchini harvest arrives. Here are 22 healthy ways to devour this summer goodie. Soups, Salads, Snacks … and a Cocktail! Zucchini is the chameleon of the produce world, adapting to any surrounding flavor and texture. It’s tremendously delishRead more

Zucchini Bread, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, July 19, 2010

It’s easy to be fooled into believing that zucchini bread is good for you – it’s made with vegetables after all! In actuality, many recipes are weighed down with fat and sugar — so we’re going to lighten things up.

Market Watch: Squash Blossoms

by in Farmers' Market Finds, July 12, 2010

You can find them at the farmers’ markets from late spring to early fall. Squash blossoms are the sweet and tender flowers of growing summer squash. I (very gently) grabbed some and rushed home to cook them my favorite way– stuffed and fried until golden (yes, fried!).

Market Watch: Summer Squash

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 5, 2009

I love summer squash sautéed or roasted – but what about raw? Check out these two squash recipes full of summer flavor and there’s no cooking required!

Spotlight Recipes: Love Your Summer Squash

by in Healthy Recipes, June 25, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised to see a few summer squash varieties already turning up at my farmers’ market last week. These colorful veggies are low in calories, full of flavor and one of the great foods of summer. Try these healthy squash recipes.