What to buy: When choosing zucchini, look for a bright green color and a length no longer than 10 to 12 inches; any bigger and the seeds take on a bitter flavor.
This recipe was made with standard green zucchini, but it would be equally delicious with any tender, similarly shaped summer squash, such as yellow crookneck or gold zucchini. Try using a combination of squash to vary the color on the plate.
For more recipes that use summer produce, check out our photo gallery of Recipes for Summer Ingredients.
Click below to watch the CHOW Test Kitchen’s Lisa Lavery make this simple sautéed zucchini recipe in an episode of our Easiest Way video series.