Monday, July 9, 2012

CSA Share Ninja Rescue: Summer Squash

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I'm sure you guessed that, after highlighting zucchini last week, summer squash would be showing up next.

Guess what? Today is "next." 

Everybody can saute squash and what not, so I tried to feature a couple of recipes that were a bit more on the unusual or adventurous side.

As always, if you need help with a veggie you've received in your CSA share, leave a comment below or send me an email before this coming Friday.

Recipes suggestions are posted on Mondays.

  • Summer squash soup: From The Kitchn -- they had me at "simple."
  • Summer squash gratin: You know me -- I'd probably sneak some sausage into this dish from 101 Cookbooks and turn it into a main dish.
  • Grilled squash and zucchini: From Epicurious, this recipe originally appeared in Gourmet. I like it because of the light dressing that you add after grilling.
  • Squash marmalade: This has got to the best use of excess squash I've ever seen. Can't you just see it on zucchini bread? (from Joyce at Friends Drift Inn)

If you try any of these recipes or have a favorite squash recipe of your own, tell me about it in the comments below!


  1. Thanks! Immediately went to the soup recipe. But something's missing here, I think: Remove from heat and, using a hand-blender or traditional blender and allow to cool before seasoning with salt and pepper.

    Is this served hot or cold? Or both?

  2. You're right! In reading the comments below the recipe, it becomes clear that it is meant to be served warm -- they just want you to cool it a bit after blending before you season the soup.