Healthy living

Squash

Small, flat and circular with a scalloped edge and are pale green or yellow depending on variety.

Selection

Select both with glossy, unblemished skins and no soft areas.

Storage

In an airtight bag (preferably paper or cloth to prevent ‘sweating’) in refrigerator crisper. Use as soon after purchase as possible.

Uses

Soups, salads, rice dishes, pasta, stir-fries, muffins and cakes.

Cooking

Boil. Cut into quarters and boil for 2-3 minutes until just tender. Steam for 4-6 minutes depending on size until just tender. Microwave in a covered dish with 2 tablespoons water on high (100%) for 4-5 minutes, turning after 2 minutes to ensure even cooking.

Grill slices by brushing with a little oil and grilling with eggplant and tomato for a tasty way of serving vegetables.


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