Real Life, Good Food

Summer squash


Summer squash is a mild tasting vegetable with a very subtle sweetness.



Health benefits

  • A great source of vitamin C to help the immune system.
  • High in Vitamin A which can promote healthy eyes and skin.
  • Provides potassium, an electrolyte that helps maintain fluid balance.


  • Store fresh squash in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. 
  • Keep squash in a plastic bag or container to maintain moisture.  



  • Yellow squash has a thin skin that does not require peeling. Simply wash, cut, and add to your favorite recipe. 
  • Video: how to cut summer squash


Easy ideas:

  • Yellow squash can be used in place of zucchini for many recipes. 
  • Saute and mix with whole grain pasta, brown rice or quinoa.
  • Make a squash “boat” by cutting the shell in half lengthwise, scooping out the inside, and filling with cooked rice and ground beef.  Bake in the oven.
How to cut summer squash

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