Zucchini and other summer squashes are abundant in backyard gardens, farmers' markets, and grocery stores this time of year. Try these recipes to use up your supply.
Photo: Oxmoor House
An adaptation of the classic Italian minestra, this recipe is full of late-summer produce: tomatoes, squash, fresh spinach, corn, and carrots. In cooler months, use peeled acorn squash and Swiss chard in place of squash and spinach. We love this soup for its practicality, since it's convenient for lunch or a simple dinner (just serve it with a tossed green salad and some crusty bread).