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Did you know that squash could be divided into two categories? That's right, there are both summer squash and winter squash varieties, each with characteristics unique to their own group. Typically summer squash has thin, edible skin and seeds while winter varieties have inedible hard, tough skin and seeds. Common summer varieties include zucchini and the crook neck or straight neck squash (otherwise known as yellow squash).
Their high water content allows them to be grilled, sauteed, steamed or baked to create such tantalizing treats as grilled vegetable sandwiches, vegetable kabobs, or even colourful vegetable stir-fries.
As we head into summer, incorporate squash into your favourite recipes to add colour and texture. Let's take a look at how to pick and prepare a favourite summer vegetable - summer squash.