Learning how to clean squash is easy and quick. You can use yellow squash in a variety of recipes!

Check out how to clean yellow squash for tips, tricks, and frequently asked questions.

If you are not going to use the squash right away you can just remove any dirt or debris with a soft cloth.

How to clean the outside of the yellow squash

Carefully brush away any dirt from the garden and store the squash in a cool dry place. They do great unwashed in a zip top bag in the refrigerator.

If you are ready to prepare the squash for a meal, you can rinse the yellow squash in cool running water. Rub away any spots of dirt with your fingers while the water runs!

Do not use a veggie brush or potato brush on summer squash, it’s thin skin punctures easily and the stiff brush is unnecessary for getting the squash clean!

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