Warm Summer Squash SaladPosted by in Food
Squash have taken over my kitchen. Although I did not grow any squash, my father grows enough to feed a third world country. So I have mounds of yellow squash, zucchini, and patty pan squash. He also grows a squash called kousa, which I don’t care for.
What to do with the squash? I like squash, but it gets old and boring fast. And I feel guilty if I throw it out. Quite a dilemma. Martha to the rescue. There’s a nice little recipe in September Martha Stewart Living for Warm Summer Squash Salad. I’m not exactly sure why it’s called a salad, but that’s a minor point I won’t quibble with. The recipe feeds 12 so I reduced it drastically to feed Mr. MarthaAndMe and myself.
First you saute some garlic then you add your thinly sliced squash. Once that’s done, you add some balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and oregano. And suddenly you have a squash dish that is not plain and boring. I enjoyed this a lot. The garlic and balsamic give it some real flavor, since squash can be quite dull on its own. This was very quick and easy to throw together and it helped reduce my mountain of squash. Points for Martha.
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Hmmm, I love the idea of adding a splash of balsamic vinegar. Definitely going to try this.
The garlic is great too.
This sounds great. I’m overcome with squash. I do the garlic all the time, but the vinegar never occurred to me.
The vinegar is a really nice touch.
I’ll try the vinegar, too. How about adding thyme with the garlic? It would make the kitchen smell even better. You could call it a French version of Martha’s recipe.
That would be good too.