Technically summer still has a few more weeks to go, but it might not seem that way at your farmers' market, where summery zucchini, melon, corn, and beans have given way to an autumn lineup that seems heavy on two specific vegetables: squash and pumpkin.
But before you start pining for the warm weather (and the warm-weather produce), check out these fall-inspired recipes that use your pumpkins and squash (from acorn to butternut) in new and unexpected ways.
Fusilli Pasta with Walnut Pesto, Eggplant, and Butternut Squash
The eggplant in this recipe is probably still in season at your farmers' market, and the walnuts add a warm depth to the savory fresh basil pesto. Butternut squash
adds a pop of color and fall flavor.
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