Squash or zucchini flowers are a delighfully delicate ingredient and particularly delicious served stuffed and baked or fried.
Mozzarella, goat's cheese and ricotta are all good friends of the stuffed zucchini flowers along with herbs like basil, thyme and parley and some zesty lemon thrown in for good measure.
Here are three stuffed zucchini flower recipes to get you started, from fried to baked and vegan all equally delicous and a pefect summer's appetizer or side dish.
Photo: courtesy of Bon Appetit
Crunchy on the outside, creamy ricotta and stringy mozarella on the inside. Thanks to Bon Appetit for this mouthwatering stuffed squash flower recipe.
Chef Martin Dalsass from Santabbondio restaurant gave us this gourmet recipe for stuffed zucchini flowers with a touch of class. Baked in the oven the flowers are served with candied tomatoes, well worth the extra effort.
Photo: courtesy of Dolly and Oatmeal
A variation on a theme, this is a well thought out vegan recipe from Dolly and Oatmeal which promises to be as delicious as it looks, eat hot direct from the oven.