A great way to use these early tender summer squash is to broil them with parmesan cheese. We’ve been doing this for our kids and they love it (of course we’ve been using the squash they grew in their own gardens, so they are more willing to eat them!)
We first slice the squash length-wise into two or three slices. These are then steamed for only a minute or two to begin cooking them. We then place them cut side up on a baking sheet, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with herbed bread crumbs, top with grated parmesan and grill until the cheese starts to brown. They make a nice appetizer or side dish.