Squash

acorn squash


Acorn Squash: green with hint of orange,

looks like an acorn with ribs

Flavor profile: sweet, nutty

What to look for: 1 - 3 lbs., 5 - 8 in. long,

smooth surface, no blemishes or soft spots

Uses: soup, roast, bake, broil, mash, steam,

desserts

Storage: ideally 50 - 55 degrees, not in

refrigerator. Will lose moisture content if to

warm

Preparation: peel, deseed, cut as needed.




butternut squash


Butternut squash: dark cream, orange

flesh

Flavor profile: sweet and nutty

What to look for: smooth skin, firm

Uses: soup, roast, bake, broil, mash, steam,

desserts

Storage: ideally 50 - 55 degrees, not in

refrigerator. Will lose moisture content

if to warm

Preparation: peel, deseed, cut as needed




cucumber


Cucumber: long narrow, green, white seeded

interior

Flavor profile: fresh, mild,

What to look for: firm, no soft spots,

Uses: salads, sauteed, pickles,

Storage: refrigerated

Preparation: skin is edible but tough, peel

slice dice as needed. Seeds are edible




summer squash

Summer Squash: yellow exterior, white flesh

Flavor profile: mild, sweet

What to look for: 6 - 12 inches in length, free

of blemishes, firm, bright colors

Uses: sauteed, fried, salad, roast, grilled,

Storage: under refrigeration, wrapped in

tissue paper to prevent bruising

Preparation: cut ends off, slice, dice as

needed




zucchini

Zucchini: long, green outside, white flesh

Flavor profile: delicate, moist

What to look for: 6 - 12 inches in length, free

of blemishes, firm, bright colors

Uses: bread, fried, roasted, grilled, salad

Storage: under refrigeration, wrapped in

tissue paper to prevent bruising

Preparation:cut ends off, slice, dice as

needed