Looking for more ways to use up an abundance of summer squash? These fourteen amazing vegan yellow squash recipes use a variety of preparations, seasonings, and ingredient combinations that showcase the flexibility of this simple ingredient.
Add these vegan squash recipes to create meals your whole family will love!
My favorite way to eat yellow squash is to keep it super simple. A drizzle of olive oil and simple seasonings works great.
I find it's the perfect summer side dish for meals since it cooks quickly and goes with everything. Nothing is better than picking a bundle of it up at the farmer's market on the weekend and then finding different delicious recipes to cook them up.
It's great for so many different side dishes but can also be part of a vegan main dish too! Serve it up with your favorite protein or pasta to create vegetarian dinner meals that everyone raves about but don't take you tons of time.
It's most well known for being cooked up in squash casserole recipes but there are actually many more ways to cook and serve it up for delightful vegan meals.
Why You Will Love Yellow Squash
- Availability. Even though it's also called summer squash, you can easily find this veggie year around.
- Easy to cook. Yellow squash cooks up in a few short minutes making it a simple ingredient to add to meals as a main dish or side dish.
- Nutritious. This nutrient-dense vegetable that’s low in calories, high in fiber, and a source of many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants including calcium, iron, and vitamins C, A, and B, as well as beta-carotene and lutein.
How to Buy and Store Yellow Squash
Yellow squash, also called yellow crooknecks, are a variety of summer squash with skin that may be thick and slightly bumpy or thin and smooth.
- Appearance and flavor: They sometimes have a heavily curved neck though some varieties are straight with a sweet flavor and crunchy texture when raw.
- Season: You can buy yellow squash all year long but the best time of year to buy it is in spring and summer when it's in season in the United States.
- How to buy: Look for small to medium-sized squash as larger squash may lose its delicate flavor and be a bit woody. The skin should be smooth and mostly blemish-free, though small scratches and light bruises are fine. The squash should feel firm and taut so avoid overly squishy or bendable squash.
- How to store: When you bring yellow squash home from the store, store them inside a plastic bag under refrigeration for up to three days for best results.
How to Cook Yellow Squash
The most popular preparations for yellow squash include steaming, sauteing, and roasting. They can also be added to a stir fry, pot of soup, eaten raw, or cooked on an outdoor or indoor grill.
It has a strong affinity for basil, chiles, cilantro, curry, oregano, garlic, lemon, rosemary, tomatoes, onions, cheese, chives, and parsley.
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