Scallops in Zucchini Nests
To cut the squash into thin, even strips, use a mandoline--a French slicing tool--or one of the inexpensive German or Japanese versions.
Pappardelle with Summer Squash and Arugula-Walnut Pesto
This recipe is a fantastic showcase for superfresh summer squash. F&W's Kay Chun cuts zucchini and yellow squash lengthwise into ribbons on a mandoline, then tosses them with hot pasta so they just barely cook.
Spaghetti Squash Salad with Pine Nuts and Tarragon
Spaghetti squash, which separates into spaghetti-like strands when cooked, is an excellent base for this easy salad from The FourCoursemen's Patrick Stubbers. The recipe would also be good with roasted cubes of butternut squash.
Zucchini Linguine with Herbs
Grace Parisi treats shredded zucchini and scallions just like the linguine in this lush dish: She tosses them all in a buttery sauce with lemon thyme and tarragon and finishes the dish with pecorino cheese.
Easy Sweet Pepper Lasagna
Sweet bell peppers add delicious flavor and beautiful color to this classic cheese lasagna recipe.
Raw and Charred Zucchini Salad
When zucchini is at its freshest and most plentiful, make this salad; the feta, pine nuts, fresh herbs and tomatoes are all fantastic with it.
Warm Spaghetti-Squash Salad
Mild spaghetti squash is delicious with potent ingredients like the olives and feta in this lemony salad, which makes a wonderful starter or side dish.
Zucchini Ribbons with Raw Tomato Marinara
Zucchini is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, an essential mineral. Here, Ani Phyo pairs it with a vitamin-rich marinara, a superversatile recipe: "I can use it every way one would use a cooked tomato sauce."
Zucchini Noodles with Chicken and Ginger Dressing
F&W's Kay Chun creates a healthy alternative to pasta by tossing spiralized zucchini and roast chicken with an aromatic Asian dressing. You'll need a superfine grater, such as a Microplane, to prep the fresh ginger and garlic.
Shaved Yellow Squash with Arugula, Goat Cheese and Pecans
Paper-thin yellow squash imitates pasta when sliced lengthwise on a mandoline and tossed in olive oil with arugula and goat cheese. Pecans add wonderful texture.
Zucchini Pappardelle with Tomatoes and Feta
This Mediterranean-inspired dish is perfect for summer days.
Squash Noodle Soup with Healing Turmeric-Ginger Broth, Roasted Carrots and Beluga Lentils
"I had the legendary healing chicken noodle soup in mind when creating this recipe," says blogger Anya Kassoff. At the base of the broth is the powerful, anti-inflammatory trio of turmeric, ginger and garlic, finished with aromatic lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and lemon. Add the naturally occurring "noodles" from roasted spaghetti squash, carrots, lentils and spinach, and you're up for a comforting and cleansing treat.
Pesto Orzo with Zucchini Ribbons and Bread Crumbs
A vegetable peeler is a great tool to make easy vegetable ribbons.