How do you cut and cook summer squash?

Do you have to peel summer squash?

After a gentle scrub under the faucet, the squash is ready to cut—there’s no need to peel it. Besides contributing color and nutrients, the skin helps the vegetable hold together better when cooked. You can also harvest (and eat) squash blossoms.

How do you eat summer squash?

Do you peel squash before boiling?

Because of its soft skin, the summer squash does not need to be peeled. Before cooking the squash, prepare the squash as instructed below. Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds with a spoon. The squash can then be quartered, cubed, sliced, grated, or left in halves and then cooked.