Yellow squash, green asparagus and red onion help usher in the flavors of springtime. For an Asian flavor twist, substitute soy sauce for the balsamic vinegar (adjusting the salt due to the soy sauce). Use red pepper flakes for a little added heat. —Billy Hensley, Mount Carmel, Tennessee
I'm a vegetarian and enjoy experimenting with vegetable combinations. This relatively fat-free dish with squash, onion, green pepper, tomatoes and seasonings goes well with any meal.—Suzanne Pelegrin, Ocala, Florida
This is a colorful and tasty alternative to coleslaw. Like most gardeners, we usually have an abundance of squash and zucchini in summer, so this dish is inexpensive to prepare and a great way to put this fresh produce to use.
-Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
When my grandchildren refused to eat yellow summer squash, I came up with this recipe, a tasty side dish for any meat. It's a lightly sweet, hearty stuffing that's a hit with kids and adults.—Frances Tanner, Milledgeville, Georgia
Savvy gardeners know that flowers from plants in the squash family make flavorful fare. Remove only the male blossoms—those with thin, trim stems—if you'd also like to harvest some squash. You'll find these to be a treat that's tender on the inside and crisp on the outside.—Lynn Buxkemper, Slaton, Texas
"Mix any kinds of summer squash you have on hand for this flavorful casserole," suggests June Mullins of Livonia, Missouri. "Served with a salad and hot rolls or homemade bread, it makes a meal my family enjoys."
My husband and I like gardening, and these kabobs are a fun way to enjoy our fresh vegetables. They're so easy to make and they can grill right along the main course.
-Nancy Johnson, Connersville, Indiana