I think I eat about 80% of all my zucchini and summer squash for the entire year in the summer months. There is something so appealing and addicting about vegetables in the summer. In particular, zucchini and summer squash. I usually sautée it until al dente or roast it in the oven. But for this recipe, I was reminded of a trip to Egypt many years ago where I ate the best zucchini gratin of my life. I know! Egypt! Who would have thought? I decided I needed to make an incredible zucchini & summer squash gratin to see if I could measure up to the Egyptian version.
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE: A GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS
But before I get into that, I would like to welcome you to my Community Supported Agriculture Series. I bought a summer farm share at Clark Farm in Carlisle, MA. This is very exciting. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is all about supporting local farms by buying a share of their harvest before the growing season and receiving farm fresh produce every week for a certain period of time.
I thought it would be fun to post new recipes each week where I use my fresh, organic farm veggies in recipes that you can make too! I know there are a lot of people out there who do CSA in the summer. So this is for all of you!
The featured CSA ingredients for this recipe are Clark Farm organic zucchini, summer squash, garlic scapes, sage and thyme. I absolutely love farm fresh vegetables and greens in the summer and Clark Farm has not disappointed. We've had weeks of outstanding zucchini and summer squash and I am loving every minute of it!
Zucchini & Squash Rule in the Summer!
This incredible zucchini & summer squash gratin is soooo good and extremely easy to make. It's a great option for an elevated side dish that can be served with pretty much any protein. All you have to do is prep a few ingredients, layer the zucchini and squash in a baking dish and sprinkle in your garlic scapes, herbs and cheese.
If you have the time, make a stop at your local farm for the freshest, most amazing zucchini and summer squash. And if you can, joining a local CSA program will not only bring fresh greens and veggies into your life, it will bring you so much joy!
The fresh herb garden at Clark Farm in Carlisle is a special treat. You can take what you need and I've been loving the fresh mint for my tea as well as the sage and thyme. These two herbs complement the amazing zucchini and summer squash very well. Nothing says it's summer like fresh squash!
If you're looking for more CSA Recipes, you can check out the whole CSA Series Here.
Remember: take care of yourself and your loved ones. Cook amazing food and share your life and your smiles around the kitchen table. You can follow along with my instructional video and I'll be with you every step of the way!Print