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18 Meals That Celebrate Summer's Mellow Yellow Squash

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From juicy tomatoes and peaches to fresh corn and string beans, there ain’t no party like an August farmers' market. But the belle of the ball, the golden child of the season, is summer squash. Green, yellow, slender, and stout—waxy squash wait in piles for a passerby to pluck them out of the crowd.

You might buy a bundle without distinguishing between dark green and pale yellow, interchanging squash and zucchini just like recipes say to—and you aren’t wrong. The two varieties share similar textures and a mild, slightly sweet flavor. But while zucchini follows the straight and narrow, yellow squash varies in shape with a hefty bottom that tapers (and sometimes curves) at the neck. Maybe because of its predictable shape, there seem to be a lot more recipes calling for zucchini than its yellow counterpart.

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It’s time to turn the spotlight on yellow squash. It’s ready to step up and show off its moves. Take it for a twirl in any of these 18 recipes.

Tomato Salad with Corn, Summer Squash and Roasted Onions
Tomato Salad with Corn, Summer Squash and Roasted Onions
Tarragon Lemon Summer Squash Soup
Tarragon Lemon Summer Squash Soup
Summer Squash Couscous with Sultanas, Pistachios and Mint

Summer Squash Couscous with Sultanas, Pistachios and Mint by theicp

Vegan Lasagna with Roasted Vegetables

Vegan Lasagna with Roasted Vegetables by Gena Hamshaw

Raw Squash Salad with Radishes, Manchego, and Lemon Vinaigrette
Raw Squash Salad with Radishes, Manchego, and Lemon Vinaigrette
Pasta with Summer Squash, Tarragon, Ricotta & Honey

Pasta with Summer Squash, Tarragon, Ricotta & Honey by Posie Harwood

Tuscan Grilled Zucchini & Summer Squash

Tuscan Grilled Zucchini & Summer Squash by Stefano Coppola

Vine Tomato and Summer Squash Galette with Rosemary-Pea Pesto

Vine Tomato and Summer Squash Galette with Rosemary-Pea P... by Kellie Karbach

Alice Waters' Ratatouille

Alice Waters' Ratatouille by Genius Recipes

Pasta with Tomatoes, Corn, Squash, and Ricotta
Pasta with Tomatoes, Corn, Squash, and Ricotta
Thai Summer Squash Curry
Thai Summer Squash Curry
Tuna with Mint Oil and Pepperonata
Tuna with Mint Oil and Pepperonata
Penne with Sweet Summer Vegetables, Pine Nuts, and Herbs

Penne with Sweet Summer Vegetables, Pine Nuts, and Herbs by Gena Hamshaw

Southern Squash Casserole

Southern Squash Casserole by HMMessinger

 Grilled Corn and Summer Squash Quesadillas
Grilled Corn and Summer Squash Quesadillas
Chicken Thighs with Chickpea Ratatouille
Chicken Thighs with Chickpea Ratatouille
Poached Tuna with Warm Squash, Corn, and Potato Salad

Poached Tuna with Warm Squash, Corn, and Potato Salad by Amanda Hesser

Summer Squash Gratin with Salsa Verde and Gruyere

Summer Squash Gratin with Salsa Verde and Gruyere by Amanda Hesser

Tags: summer squash, yellow squash, zucchini