Learn all about delicious Zucchini Flowers, how to harvest, nutritional benefits, how to use, plus dive into 5 delicious gluten-free, vegetarian Zucchini Flower Recipes.
🌼 Zucchini Flowers
Zucchini flowers, also known as zucchini blossoms or squash blossoms, are simply the edible flowers that grow from zucchini (courgette) plants. They are elongated yellow flowers with a velvety texture.
Zucchini blossoms are rich in potassium and calcium, as well as vitamins A and C.
It is rather easy to harvest zucchini flowers! Gently cut or pinch slightly below the base of a blossom to harvest. Check for insects hiding in the folds, then simply rinse in cold running water and pat dry before using.
🍽 Ways to Use
The shape of a courgette blossom suits itself rather well to stuffing with any ingredients of your choosing. They are also a wonderful addition to salads, pasta and take on a delightful, delicate crispiness when fried.