Zucchini is a summer squash, just as yellow squash, patty pan squash and crookneck are all summer squash. In our house, we cook them all the same.
They are yummy when grilled, roasted or sauteed. You can stuff them, grate them or use them fresh in salads.
They are good when tossed with cooking oil and sprinkled with a variety of seasonings–cajun, Italian, Jamaican Jerk or even just a little bit of salt and pepper.
They can be grated and frozen for winter use in breads, fritters, casseroles, meatloaves and whatever else sounds good.
If the skin is tough, feel free to peel. it. If the seeds are big, scoop them out and feed them to your chickens or put them in your compost pile.
Summer squash, in all of its varieties, is a fun, easy way to work healthy veggies into your summer diet.