By this time of year, you may have summer squash coming out of your ears and you are wondering how to use all your summer squash. Once it starts growing, it never seems to stop. You may only be able to eat so much grilled squash before it becomes boring, so then what do you do? Well the great news is, there are plenty of other ways to use tasty summer squash in your kitchen. Not sure where to being? Take a look below at 7 uses for summer squash that are tasty, fun, and even frugal. You will never look at summer squash the same way again!
7 Uses for Summer Squash
1. Cream of squash soup.
This can be a truly rich and tasty dish. Just puree your squash and add some heavy cream. You can then season with salt, pepper, even a little hot pepper if you wish. You can serve it warm with grilled cheese sandwiches on a cool fall day.
2. Perk up your salsa.
Dice your squash up finely and toss it into your salsa. It will not only add some nice color but even a bit of a crunch as well. You can heat it for a few minutes in the oven or even grill it before dicing if you wish. It will add to the flavor!
3. Whip up a quiche.
Add squash to your quiche egg mixture. It will add some color and even some vitamins to your brunch. Chop fine, slice fine, or dice then just toss in.
4. Try some squash hummus.
When you blend your chick peas for hummus, add some cubed squash in too. Again, you can grill or roast it first to help add some smoky flavor that is sure to make the hummus shine! Serve your hummus with crackers, green pepper strips, or carrots.
5. Give them a fry.
You can batter squash chips in a variety of egg washes, dip in flour, and fry them right on your stove top. Serve with ranch for dipping. You will enjoy the savory crunch they offer. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect appetizer?
6. Dehydrate them for stews.
If you can’t use all of your summer squash now, try dicing or slicing them and placing them in your food dehydrator. Then, store the dried squash in an air tight container. When you makes soups or stews, just drop the dried squash in and it will hydrate, releasing lots of flavor into your food.
7. Add them to your juice or green smoothie recipes.
Summer squash is full of vitamins and nutrients, so be sure to toss them into your juice recipes or green smoothie recipes. They will add plenty of flavor as well as health benefits. Just chop into small cubes or strips, then feed right into your juicer or food processor. You are sure to love this addition to all of your recipes.
See how simple it is to enjoy fresh summer squash in a variety of ways? Now that you know some new and exciting ways to use summer squash in your kitchen, gather some up and give these tasty ideas a try!
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Make noodles out of them. This is my favorite use. Then I sauté them with other vegetables. I will try the hummus, that sounds really good.
Substitute them for zucchini in zucchini bars