10 Ways to Cook with Squash Blossoms
Squash Blossoms with Pimento Ricotta
Fried Zucchini Blossoms
Tomato, Zucchini and Salami Pie
Risotto-Style Penne with Tomatoes and Zucchini Blossoms
Squash Blossom Quesadillas
Fried Zucchini Blossoms with Prosciutto and Mozzarella
Zucchini blossoms can be ordered online, and are seasonally available at farmer’s markets. Prosciutto cotto and Parisian ham should be available at a well-stocked grocery store with a cheese counter; substitute cooked ham, if needed.
Lobster-Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms
Delicate zucchini blossoms are made for filling and frying. We’re giving this classic Italian appetizer a decadent spin with a lobster-and-mascarpone filling, though feel free to use lump crabmeat, cooked shrimp, or diced zucchini in place of the lobster.
Spaghetti with Squash Blossom Butter and Summer Beans
2005 F&W Best New Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson adds a generous amount of crisp green and wax beans to this light summer pasta for crunch and body, so the dish uses fewer noodles.
Friulian Pasta with Zucchini and Zucchini Flowers
This traditional Friulian pasta is called girini, which means tadpoles in Italian. It is made with a very soft egg batter that gets pushed through the holes of a colander in the style of spaetzle. It's good with any number of sauces, but in the fall, it's terrific with seasonal vegetables like zucchini and zucchini flowers.