summer squash


Definition of summer squash 

: any of various squashes that are cultivars of a variety (Cucurbita pepo var. melopepo) and are used as a vegetable while immature and before hardening of the seeds and rind

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The daily-changing menu features an expansive list of pizzas in iterations like the Napoletana with tomato, Bluefin tuna conserva, capers, pecorino and hot pepper, and the Zucca with butternut and summer squash, red onion, and saba. Leah Bhabha, Vogue, "How to Spend a Fall Weekend on the North Shore of Massachusetts," 15 Oct. 2018 Additional items for sale include basil, summer squash, flowers and possibly melons and lettuce, according to the Center for Land-Based Learning, the group that runs the Urban Farms program. Daniel Wilson, sacbee, "West Sacramento’s Barn to host fresh, local produce sales through September," 12 July 2018 First halve zucchini and summer squash, salt them, and let the water drain. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "This Marinated Zucchini Recipe Is Changing the Way I Make All Vegetables," 12 June 2018 Tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, basil, flowers, and more are available for purchase. Daniel Wilson, sacbee, "West Sacramento’s Barn to host fresh, local produce sales through September," 12 July 2018 This vinaigrette is also good on a simple green salad or drizzled over cooked beets, cooked summer squash, roasted or grilled bell peppers, or goat cheese. Adam Ried,, "Recipes: Vinaigrettes and dressings to dress up meals," 1 June 2018 Direct-seed melons, cucumbers, summer squash, corn, radishes, pumpkins and annual herbs such as basil. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Want summer veggies? Get to work | The Sacramento Bee," 5 May 2018 Try the barbecue carrots with herb dressing, dill and pecan ($10) or the avocado salad with summer squash, valencia orange and sunflower sprout ($14). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "The best vegetarian dishes at non-vegetarian restaurants in Chicago," 9 Aug. 2017 Toss together tomatoes, summer squash, red onion, olive oil, and salt; arrange on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Two-Cheese Roasted-Veggie Fusilli," 21 Oct. 2016

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1801, in the meaning defined above

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