Summertime and warm weather means delicious summer squash is now in season! Summer squash is a tasty, low calorie, soft-shelled variety of squash with edible seeds and edible skins! They include plenty of pretty colors and tons of vitamins. Their varieties range from zucchini, yellow squash, and oposquash to crookneck squash pattypan squash. Either one you decide to eat, they’re bound to be a great addition to any summertime meal.

Check out 15 of our favorite refreshing summer squash recipes from our Food Monster App.


1. Comforting Coconut Coconut Zoodle CurryComforting Coconut Coconut Zoodle Curry

This Comforting Coconut Coconut Zoodle Curry is a beautifully presented, tasty meal packed with vitamins and energy. The spices in this recipe are also very healing.

2. Summer Squash Tartlets With Caramelized Onions and Tofu RicottaSummer Squash Tartlets With Caramelized Onions and Tofu Ricotta

Summer Squash Tartlets With Caramelized Onions and Tofu Ricotta make a perfect lunch or dinner. They taste great served hot or cold. If you need a new way to use up your zucchini and squash, this is it.

3. Summer Zoodle Glow Bowl With Creamy Avocado Lime SauceSummer Zoodle Glow Bowl With Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce

If you’re having an outdoor gathering, this Summer Zoodle Glow Bowl With Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce will be the star of the show. Zoodles are a fun way to switch things up if you want a lighter version of pasta. Don’t be fooled, though – this bowl is filling.

4. Grilled Tofu and Squash With Chimichurri Sauce and CouscousGrilled Tofu and Squash With Chimichurri Sauce and Couscous

This Grilled Tofu and Squash With Chimichurri Sauce and Couscous has a chimichurri sauce, which is an Argentinian condiment, is simply a mixture of parsley, cilantro, vinegar, and garlic.


5. Slow Cooker Kabocha Squash SoupSlow Cooker Kabocha Squash Soup

This Slow Cooker Kabocha Squash Soup is cooked until it reaches tender, soft perfection! It’s blended with apple and dates for a little extra pop of fruity-sweetness.

6. Summer Squash Spice CakeSummer Squash Spice Cake

This Summer Squash Spice Cake contains shredded squash and zucchini, which gives this irresistible spice cake a moist texture and natural sweetness.

7. Farmer’s Market Lemon Risotto With Summer SquashFarmer’s Market Lemon Risotto With Summer Squash

This tasty Farmer’s Market Lemon Risotto With Summer Squash recipe has a touch of miso added for a salty addition and vegetable stock which adds rich flavors.

8. Summer Vegetable ChowderSummer Vegetable Chowder

This Summer Vegetable Chowder is rich and full of flavor! When you add in potato chunks, onions, corn, garlic, nuts, and squash you’re left with a truly amazing chowder.


9. Roasted Summer Veggie Gratinroasted vegetables squash

This Roasted Vegetables With Jalapeno Ginger Jelly is lemony, gingery, and slightly sweet.

10. Roasted Summer Veggie GratinRoasted Summer Veggie Gratin

This Roasted Summer Veggie Gratin is the perfect summer meal. Whether raw in a salad, steamed as a side dish, or roasted with tons of herbs and spices, there is nothing better than summer produce piled on a plate.


11. Pigeon Pea Soup with Opo SquashPigeon Pea Soup with Opo Squash

This Pigeon Pea Soup with Opo Squash is made of protein-rich pigeon peas are cooked with a blend of tempered Indian spices, tender opo squash, and savory broth.

12. Pecan Crusted ZucchiniPecan Crusted Zucchini

If you’re looking for a perfect summer dish to enjoy outside, try this Pecan Crusted Zucchini. It is a crunchy, flavorful Italian-inspired delight to add to your table, without gluten or grains.

13. Green Bean, Corn, and Squash Salad With Basil DressingGreen Bean, Corn, and Squash Salad With Basil Dressing

This Green Bean, Corn, and Squash Salad With Basil Dressing is absolutely refreshing. The garlicky, lemony basil dressing can act as a marinade if you have time to let the salad rest before serving.

14. Farro and Mushroom Stuffed SquashFarro and Mushroom Stuffed Squash

Farro and Mushroom Stuffed Squash is filled with farro, onions, mushrooms, cheddar, and onion. Then, finish the dish off with a little garlic and thyme.


15. Grilled Zucchini FlatbreadGrilled Zucchini Flatbread

This Grilled Zucchini Flatbread is a great meal to serve company because it is impressive and easy to make. Topped with kale-cashew pesto, Shiitake bacon, and tender grilled zucchini, it’s flavorful and loaded with healthy veggies!

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

Lead image source: Comforting Coconut Coconut Zoodle Curry