Zucchini & other summer squashes

Seasonal Summer Briam of Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato

Briam (Casserole) of Eggplant and Zucchini

To honor Jason and the Argonauts and seasonal eats, here’s a briam — a Greek casserole of seasonal summer veggies. Many traditional recipes are oil guzzlers (fancy that). This has less oil but loads of flavor from the veggies themselves, and the produce and time does the work for you. Crusty on top, juicy on the bottom, it’s good over brown rice, quinoa or with crusty bread for soaking up sauce. Serve with a Greek—or any—salad.

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Simple Summer Squash Sauté with Dried Tomatoes and Basil

Summer squash sauté

This easy sauté calls for zucchini and yellow summer squashes, which are available year-round, but any tender squash, such as pattypan, eight-ball zucchini, etc., may be substituted or added. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

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Zucchini with Zip

Zucchini with carrot and mint

Fresh mint and lemon add zest to this simple zucchini stir-fry; carrot contributes extra color. Adapted from Stir Crazy!by Susan Jane Cheney. more→

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Pasta Salad with Parsley Pesto and Two Squashes

Pasta salad with parsley pesto and two squashes

This flavorful summer pasta salad, featuring zucchini and yellow summer squashes, is a good choice for a vegan/vegetarian potluck, yet easy enough to make as part of an everyday meal. It’s delicious with grilled vegetables and vegan burgers.

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Zucchini with Mint

Zucchini with mint

This simple zucchini recipe is adapted from a Sicilian classic. It’s welcome in late summer or early fall, when zucchini and mint are abundant. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

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