If you haven't tried squash blossoms before, now is the time to do it. They offer the taste of zucchini and yellow squash, yet in a more delicate flavor note. Squash blossoms are most often stuffed with ricotta, battered and fried. And while it's delicious prepared this way, there are so many more possibilities for this yellow edible flower. From soups to fritters to muffins, you can add squash blossoms to just about any meal.

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  • Squash Blossom And Pancetta Pizza

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://whatsgabycooking.com/squash-blossom-and-pancetta-pizza/" target="_hplink">Squash Blossom and Pancetta Pizza recipe</a> by What's Gaby Cooking</strong> With no prep work, squash blossoms go right on top of pizza about to go in the oven. And if you have a zucchini growing on the end of the flower, slice it up and use that as a topping as well.

  • Chickpea And Poppy Seed Batter Fried Squash Blossom

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.ecurry.com/blog/starters-snacks/chickpea-and-poppy-seed-batter-fried-squash-blossom/" target="_hplink">Chickpea and Poppy Seed Batter Fried Squash Blossom recipe </a>by eCurry</strong> These squash flowers are battered in chickpea flour and get a spicy flavor thanks to the use of cayenne powder.

  • Squash Blossom Quesadillas

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.cookingwithmykid.com/dinner/meatless-monday-squash-blossom-quesadillas/" target="_hplink">Squash Blossom Quesadillas recipe</a> by Cooking with my Kid</strong> Who needs chicken or steak when you have squash blossoms to fill your tacos? These delicate tacos are filled with the flavors of summer.

  • Squash Blossom Frittata

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.seaweedandsassafras.com/2012/06/squash-blossom-frittata-guest-post.html" target="_hplink">Squash Blossom Frittata recipe</a> by Seaweed and Sassafras</strong> Yellow squash and squash blossoms make this breakfast frittata. It makes a great, and beautiful, meal to have in the morning.

  • Zucchini Blossom Fritters

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.theparsleythief.com/2011/08/zucchini-blossom-fritters.html" target="_hplink">Zucchini Blossom Fritters recipe</a> by The Parsley Thief</strong> You don't have to stuff squash blossoms if you want to fry them up. They taste great when made into fritters -- especially when mixed with parmesan and basil.

  • Squash Blossom Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.kitchenkonfidence.com/2012/07/squash-blossom-soup-crema-de-flor-de-calabaza/" target="_hplink">Squash Blossom Soup recipe</a> by Kitchen Konfidence</strong> Squash blossoms, poblano chile, corn and zucchini are used to make this summery Mexican soup.

  • Shrimp-Stuffed Squash Blossoms

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.perfectmorsel.com/2012/07/shrimp-stuffed-squash-blossoms-july-4th-edible-fireworks-2/" target="_hplink">Shrimp-Stuffed Squash Blossoms recipe</a> by Perfect Morsel</strong> Stuffing these blossoms with a spicy shrimp filling keeps them light and summery.

  • Squash Blossoms Stir Fry With Coconut

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.vazhayila.com/2011/11/squash-blossoms-thoran-with-coconut.html" target="_hplink">Squash Blossoms Stir Fry with Coconut recipe</a> by Vazhayila.com</strong> Squash blossoms are sauteed with coconut, chile, ginger and spices in this tender and aromatic dish.

  • Squash blossoms Stuffed With Fava Beans, Quinoa And Chevre

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://eatlovedrink.com/2011/06/21/squash-blossoms-stuffed-with-fava-beans-quinoa-and-chevre/" target="_hplink">Squash blossoms Stuffed with Fava Beans, Quinoa And Chevre recipe</a> by Eat Love Drink</strong> You don't have to fry your squash blossoms just because you want to stuff them. Keep them raw and fill them with fresh ingredients.

  • Crab-Stuffed Squash Blossoms

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thursdaynightsmackdown.com/2012/07/04/crab-stuffed-squash-blossoms-recipe/" target="_hplink">Crab-Stuffed Squash Blossoms recipe</a> by Thursday Night Smackdown</strong> While ricotta makes a good, creamy filling, there are so many other options for stuffing squash blossoms -- and crabmeat is a great one.

  • Zucchini Blossom Muffins

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.athoughtforfood.net/2010/08/recipe-squash-blossom-muffins/" target="_hplink">Zucchini Blossom Muffins recipe</a> by A Thought For Food</strong> You've heard of zucchini muffins before, why not make zucchini blossom muffins? They give off a nice, delicate squash flavor.

  • Squash Blossoms Stuffed With Goat Cheese, Corn And Poblano Pepper

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://theyearinfood.com/2011/06/squash-blossoms-stuffed-with-goat-cheese-corn-and-poblano-peppers.html" target="_hplink">Squash Blossoms Stuffed With Goat Cheese, Corn And Poblano Pepper recipe</a> by The Year In Food</strong> Goat cheese, feta, corn and peppers give these squash blossoms a southwestern flavor.

  • Fiori Dolci

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bellalimento.com/2010/08/11/fiori-dolci-sweet-fried-squash-blossoms/" target="_hplink">Fiori Dolci recipe</a> by Bell Alimento</strong> Most people make savory dishes with squash blossoms, but they taste great when fried and dusted with sugar and cinnamon.

  • Zucchini Flowers

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.whatmegansmaking.com/2012/07/zucchini-flowers.html" target="_hplink"> Zucchini Flowers recipe</a> by What Megan's Cooking</strong> This recipe calls for only four ingredients. It makes a simple, yet delicious, snack.

  • Squash Blossom Pizza

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://locallemons.com/local_lemons/2010/05/squash-blossom-pizza.html" target="_hplink">Squash Blossom Pizza recipe</a> by Local Lemons</strong> Squash blossoms and a medley of cheeses are used to make this easy pizza recipe stand out.

  • Savoury Cherry Tomato Clafoutis With Basil, Goat's Cheese And Squash Blossom

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://foodblogandthedog.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/savoury-cherry-tomato-clafoutis-with-basil-goats-cheese-and-courgette-blossom/" target="_hplink">Savoury Cherry Tomato Clafoutis with Basil, Goat's Cheese and Squash Blossom recipe</a> by Food Blog and the Dog</strong> The delicate flavors of squash blossoms shines when served in a custardy clafoutis base.

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