If you have a lot of squash in your garden, you can make popular Russian/Ukrainian dish Squash Paste or Squash Caviar. This classic recipe originated back from Soviet times.
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Squash Caviar (Kabachkovaja Ikra in Russian) was one of the most popular canned vegetables that you could buy in the store. It was cheap and always available. The squash caviar is still one of the most favorite foods of Russian people.
Squash Caviar is great warm as a side dish or cold as a dip or spread.
Squash Paste (Squash Caviar)
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3 yellow squash (you can use zucchini as well) – total weight about 2-2.5 lb
4-5 Tbs tomato sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbs oil (sunflower or organic canola oil)
Salt, pepper to taste
4. Cover a skillet with lid and sauté on low – medium heat for about 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally.
5. Add tomato sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper. Sauté for another 10 minutes.
6. Add chopped dill, adjust salt, turn off the heat.
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Enjoy it warm as a side dish or chill it to use as a spread.