In-Season Pick: Yellow Squash
Mildly sweet with a firm texture, yellow squash addscrunch and color to dishes, says Robyn Moreno, authorof Practically Posh, a recipe-filled guide to entertaining.
- as a side
In a baking dish, overlap1 layer each eggplant, zucchini, crooknecksquash (all thinly sliced), andbasil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil.Repeat these steps twice more. Topwith ¾ cup pasta sauce. Cover withfoil; bake at 350°F for 40 minutes.
- as a starter
Slice 1 crookneck squashlengthwise into ¼-inch-thick pieces,then cut in half. Mix 3 tbsp. olive oilwith salt, pepper, and 1 tsp. choppedrosemary. Brush onto squash, then grillsquash 3 or 4 minutes per side. Sprinklewith balsamic vinegar and serve.
- as an entrée
Marinate 4 oz. shrimp in4 tbsp. olive oil, 4 tbsp. lemon juice,2 tbsp. light brown sugar, and saltand pepper. Cut 1 golden zucchiniinto rounds. Alternately skewer shrimpand zucchini (piercing lengthwise, notthrough the seeds). Grill 5 to 7 minutes.
One Medium Squash: 31 Calories, 514 MG Potassium, 4,165 MCG Carotenoids