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Summer Squash Facts
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Summer squash facts and general information about summer squash and zucchini.





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Summer Squash is Available:

Summertime

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 variety.

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 breads.

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: 

Stuffed Zucchini

3 zucchini
2 Tablespoons onions, diced
2 Tablespoons garlic, minced
3 Tablespoon butter
1 Cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 Cup tomatoes, cooked
salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese
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.

Zucchini Fries

See recipe for zucchini fries.

Yellow Squash 

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!


Zucchini Bread

2 Cup grated zucchini
3 eggs
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.

Simple Squash

2 yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise
butter
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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