Zucchini isn't the only kind of summer squash out there, but until you make your way out to a farmers market, it might seem that way. Some other types you're likely to encounter outside the supermarket include crookneck, pattypan, yellow, and Mexican squash (also known as gray zucchini). Basically, summer squash is an umbrella term for any squash that have thin, soft skin with tender, mild-flavored flesh and edible seeds. (Photo courtesy of flickr/Suzies Farm)
There are so many things you can do with summer squash. They can be roasted, grilled, steamed, sautéed; stuffed, baked into breads or casseroles, or even served raw when sliced into thin strips or cut into paper-thin discs with a mandoline. And just when it seems like all the possibilities have been exhausted, you can even try marinating or pickling them. (Photo courtesy of flickr/beautifulcataya)
We've cooked up some great recipes for you to enjoy. For a quick and refreshing appetizer, look no further than this Chilled Zucchini Salad with Mint and Feta. Or, if you're looking to make a special weekend treat for a leisurely breakfast, try Anne Dolce's Banana Zucchini Muffins, a great way to start the day. And these are just the beginning.
Will Budiaman is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.