This stunner of a pie features summer squash blossoms, creamy burrata, and a crisp, chewy crust. Penny De Los Santos
Squash is a wonderfully seasonal vegetable—all throughout the year, different varieties are available. In summer, yellow squash and zucchini come into their peaks. Not only that, but you also can find beautiful squash blossoms. We’ve rounded up our favorite summer squash recipes for you to try out.
Whatever squash you have on hand will be great for our seasonal squash tart—in summer, squash and zucchini both match wonderfully with the goat cheese and garlic that top this puff pastry tart.
If you have zucchini while ramps are still in season, try our grilled zucchini with a creamy ramp aïoli. Can’t get ramps? Pair your grilled zucchini with rich avocado and salty, crumbly cotija cheese instead. Zucchini is even good for dessert—it’s the secret ingredient in our chocolate zucchini cake.
Yellow squash is great in soups. On a hot day, cool down with our chilled curried summer squash soup with Thai basil and lime juice ice cubes. Or pair yellow squash with zucchini, peas, onion and dashi to make our makombu-squash soup.
Zucchini blossoms and squash blossoms are delicate and flavorful. Squash blossoms and burrata make an excellent pizza topping, while zucchini blossoms are perfect for stuffing with anchovies and deep frying. Sautéing summer squash and squash blossoms with tomato and epazote (a pungent Mexican herb) makes for a light, fresh vegetable stew.
Find these dishes and more in our collection of our favorite summer squash recipes.