On a recent visit to the farmers market, I picked up the most beautiful golden zucchini. They look like the green variety except they have a deep golden skin and bright green stem.
I think they even may be a little sweeter than green zucchini, and because the flavor is so sweet and delicate, I did not want to mask it with strong flavors. So I cut the zucchini into 2-inch pieces and microwaved them with fresh dill. I did add a small amount of butter with a bit of salt just before serving. The hot steamed squash was so delicious we couldn’t stop eating it.
I decided to mix what little squash was left over with some cooked orzo to make a dish that is tasty but substantial enough to make a dinner even for non-squash lovers. I added dill and a touch of lemon peel to bring out the flavors and a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts for a little crunch.