Simple Summer Squash

Our CSA has been packed full of summer squash in all shapes and sizes.

Although you can definitely steam them, 
I prefer to roast them.
Even in the summer heat, I can't get enough roasted summer veggies.

I find that steamed squash becomes a very liquidy puree 
which can be really great if that's what you need in a recipe.

However, roasting the squash eliminates all that extra liquid.

It also brings out the sweetness and preserves the most nutrients.

The summer squash we are using are pattypan, yellow crookneck, zucchini.

You can use any kind you like.

Summer squash have the thin skins versus the thick hard shells of winter squash.

If you are looking for Simple Winter Squash recipe you can find it here.

Simple Summer Squash

Any amount of your favorite summer squash

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Gently wash your squash and slice both the tops and the tips of the bottoms off.
Slice into 1 inch rounds and place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with extra virgin olive oil
OR you can lightly coat the veggies with extra virgin olive oil.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until the squash is golden and fork tender.

Place in a food processor and puree to desired consistency, adding water as needed.

~Although you can see the skins, I find that it breaks down completely in the food processor.
The skin is packed with nutrients and anti-oxidants.

~Truth be told, we usually cut them into spears or long strips because that's the way that B & I eat them.
We just season half for us and eat them straight off the pan.
I always burn my tongue.

-Combine with pear, apple, carrots or sweet potato
-Add onion to the pan when you roast it
-Use herbs like basil, oregano, cilantro, chives, parsley or thyme
-Puree with cooked turkey or chicken

Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months

Summer squash is high in potassium, vitamin A, beta-carotene, lutein and manganese.

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1 comment:

  1. You just saved my summer squash! My first batch is SO runny it's like soup! I've been mixing it with cereal to make it edible for my little man. How come I didn't think to roast it?! Cause my recipe book told me to steam it, that's why. See, you really should write a book ;) And where do you find all your adorable little dishes? I'm sure the babies could care less but they make for pretty pictures!


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