It's Summer Squash Time

Hi Friends!

It's time to get our summer squash recipes on 

This is my first time playing with summer squash. I've made zucchini bread before and it always turns out soft and delicious. 

Let's start out with the facts, I love the facts:

Summer Squash 

  • Is rich in lutein & zeaxanthin good for eye health
  • Is low in carbs, low in calories, cholesterol free, high in vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Beta carotin, lutein, improves your nervous system, and boosts red blood cells

Recipe Time!

Summer Squash & Corn Chowder
adapted from Kathryn Conrad, Cooking Light 

2 slices of vegetable bacon
3/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 cups yellow summer squash
2 1/4 cups fresh cashew milk or almond milk
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese

Cook bacon in large Dutch oven on med-high until crispy 
do not burn or scorch

Remove bacon from pan add 1/2 cup onions, celery, and squash to same pan

Saute for 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender

Set 1 cup corn aside, place remaining corn and 1 cup cashew milk in blender

Process until just combined

Add pureed mixture and reserved 1 cup of corn and cheese to 
dutch oven

Reduce heat to medium, cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated stirring constantly 

Stir in salt to taste

Crumble bacon on top of individual servings along with 1 tbsp onion and 1 tbsp bacon

Summer Squash Ribbons with Burglar

3 small zucchinis
2 small yellow squash
1 tbs extra virgin oil oil
1/4 tsp lemon rind optional
1 tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp sea salt 
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1 garlic clove pressed
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese optional
1/2 cup cooked bulgur - bulgur is a grain made from wheat

Shave squash and zucchini like a ribbon using a vegetable peeler

Cook bulgur according to package direction  I usually replace one cup of water with once cup of vegetable stock for add flavor
Combine oil, rind, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic in small bowl, combine with whisk
Add bulgur & shaved squash, gently toss
Sprinkle with cheese and enjoy

That's all today folks!
Have a great day

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