Zucchini blossoms are classically served lightly battered and fried, but the lovely delicate flavor of fresh zucchini blossoms can be added to a range of summer dishes.
A light batter (kept delicate by using club soda), makes these Fried Zucchini Blossoms especially tempting. Try stuffing each blossom with a dollop of fresh goat cheese or ricotta (mix in chopped herbs, if you like) before dipping them in the batter. In any case, serve them hot and sprinkled with salt.
Chopped and lightly cooked in a bit of butter, zucchini blossoms make an excellent filling (with a bit of mild cheese) to a Zucchini Blossom Omelet.
Stir chopped zucchini blossoms into a simple rice pilaf or use this Zucchini Blossom Pilaf Recipe. Chopped zucchini blossoms and mild summer onions make a flavorful and easy rice pilaf. This side dish pairs nicely with simply cooked grilled or roasted chicken and any mildly flavored fish dish.
4. Zucchini Blossoms As Soup GarnishA whole zucchini blossom makes a beautiful garnish for any summer soup. Zucchini blossoms - whole or chopped - make a particularly tasty addition to Chilled Corn Soup or Cold Zucchini Soup.
5. Zucchini Blossoms In Salads
Toss chopped zucchini blossoms into any light summer salad or use whole as a garnish on the side of the plate. They are particular tasty added atop a Shaved Zucchini Salad.