Squash blossoms

Beautiful and vibrant, squash blossoms can be stuffed and fried, or added to quesadillas, soups and risottos. Their flavor is delicate and mildly spicy with a hint of the zucchini they would have become if left on the vine. They bring an orange and yellow burst of color to any dish.

In Season

May, June, July, August, September

Available From

Recipes with Squash blossoms

Tempura Zucchini Blossoms

Margo True, Sunset Magazine

Baked Pesto Zucchini with Squash Blossoms

This recipe comes from Anne Gingrass of Brix Restaurant.


Zucchini and Mint-Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Brian Streeter, Cakebread Cellars

Stuffed Squash Blossoms with Tomato Fondue and Basil Oil

Bridget Batson, Hawthorne Lane


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