Summer squash facts and general information about summer squash
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Summer Squash is Available:
How Does Summer Squash Grow:
They grow on a plant that can produce a lot through one season.
What to Look for When Buying Summer Squash:
Pick firm, heavy for their size and a good color according to the
Summer Squash Storage Tips:
Store in fridge crisper.
How to Cook with Summer Squash:
Cook in side dishes, sautéed, stir fry, baked, shredded in quick
Summer Squash Nutrition Facts:
Summer squash are high in manganese, Vitamin C, magnesium and
Vitamin A. They also have dietary fiber.
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Summer Squash Facts- Recipes:
2 Tablespoons onions, diced
2 Tablespoons garlic, minced
3 Tablespoon butter
1 Cup seasoned
1/2 Cup tomatoes, cooked
salt and pepper
Cook zucchini in boiling, salted water for 10 minutes. Cut in half
and scoop out centers. Set aside. Sauté onion, garlic and tomato for
2-3 minutes. Mix center of zucchini with remaining ingredients. Fill
zucchini shells. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. In the last
5 minutes, top zucchini with Parmesan cheese until slightly browned.
by Taylor (Ventura CA)
3 yellow squash
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt to taste
Slice yellow squash 1/4 rounds, place in pan with olive oil, and
saute' for 6 minutes turning often. Cook until golden brown, then
add garlic and salt. Enjoy!
2 Cup grated zucchini
2 Cups sugar
1 Cup oil
3 teaspoon Vanilla
3 Cups flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Salt
3 teaspoon Cinnamon
Have child grate zucchini. Then in mixing bowl add eggs, sugar, oil
and vanilla. Blend together. Add in baking soda, baking powder, salt
and cinnamon to mixture. Blend together. Finally add zucchini. Stir
and pour into greased bread loaf pan or muffin liners. Bake at 350
degrees for 45-50 minutes or 20 minutes if making muffins. They are
done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
2 yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Have an adult cut yellow squash in half lengthwise. Place squash in
casserole dish. Spread each half with butter then sprinkle with salt
and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese. Have an adult bake at 400 degrees
until cheese is melted about 15-20.
Cooking Video: Zucchini Pasta
Make noodles out of fresh zucchini and top with sauce. Check out the
video for the instructions. She also has a cooking DVD available.
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Zucchini Bread Not rated yet 1 cup grapeseed oil
2 cups sugar
1 Tbs. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tbs. cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Zucchini Fries Not rated yet 1 medium sized zucchini (sliced into lengthwise)
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese or Parmesan cheese
1 medium sized beaten egg