Types of Green Squash

Green squash is one of the types available in most grocery stores. These squashes can either be summer or winter varieties. Our detailed guide lists some common types of green squashes, their characteristics, and what you can use them for in your recipes.

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Zucchini squash is a cylindrical type of winter squash picked when immature. It’s also referred to as courgette or marrow squash. It's neutral taste also means you can grill it, roast it, saute it or use it as a pasta substitute. You can also consume it uncooked.

Kabocha Squash

Kabocha squash, or the Japanese pumpkin, has dark green skin and yellow flesh. The squash resembles buttercup squash on the exterior and interior. It’s mainly grown for eating, and it’s perfect for baking and stuffing.

Chayote Squash

Chayote squash looks like a pear, but its skin has ridges and folds. The chayote squash has a mild flavor, which allows you to incorporate it into your stir-fries, stews, and salads or spiralize it into noodles.

Tinda Squash

Tinda squash has a beefsteak tomato-like shape and smooth pale green skin. The squash is not related to any typical squash, but it’s a fruit of an immature squash family plant. It has creamy white flesh and a mildly sweet flavor, making it a great addition to soups.