Sweetly mild summer squash is a nutritious and tasty addition to many dishes. Learn how to cook it in just a few easy steps.
Summer squash have thin, edible skin, soft seeds, and mild, tender flesh. They are low in calories, high in fiber and vitamins A and C, and require a short cooking time. Popular varieties include yellow squash, crookneck, zucchini, and pattypan squash.
Note: Zucchini and yellow squash may be used interchangeably in recipes.
The addition of shredded summer squash to baked goods helps to ensure moist, tender results. Using the coarse side of a box grater, shred zucchini or yellow squash for use in baked goods.