You might remember last week I wrote about finding this odd thing at the farmers market called an avocado squash.
It looks a bit odd, and the name is a bit confusing, right? I mean, what in the world would an avocado and a squash taste like together?
The description given by Nevia No from Bodhitree Farm is:
Nutty, dense, and rich taste. Raw, saute, grill or roast. Whatever, they'll be the best.
Let me just say, avocado squash has a very unique and delicious taste. There's a bit of mild sweetness and the texture is soft yet crisp. When cut into, the coloring is quite similar to that of an avocado!
I cut a few slices of the avocado squash, then quartered, and dropped them in a skillet with green and yellow beans, also from the farmers market, and a bit of ground black pepper.
It was a pretty simple dinner, so I covered chicken breasts from WF's with the rest of the BBQ Cherry Garlic Glaze we got from Cherry Republic and baked for about 20 minutes.
The result: a delicious, nutritious and fresh summer dinner!
When I was purchasing another avocado squash today, I told Nevia how much we had enjoyed this first one and asked how long the season lasts. Turns out, they're available till the first frost! I have a feeling we will be eating quite a few of these. She suggested eating them raw, but we enjoyed them lightly cooked. They have a very interesting flavor and it's a nice way to mix things up. I can't seem to find nutritional stats on these anywhere, but they must be healthy. According to nutritiondata.com, summer squash, a relative, is a good source of vitamins such as A, K, C, B6, thiamin, copper, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, potassium, and more. Not bad, right?
I picked up an avocado yesterday. I think I may have to try the avocado and avocado squash together!
Did you hear that the Dept of Health is going to start handing out letter grades to NYC restaurants, that must be displayed on the front window? What do you think of this idea? Does your town do something like this?
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