2 Italian-inspired recipes full of flavor

Before you harvest zucchini, you can make use of the edible flowers of this beautiful plant to create delicious and creative serving recipes. This week, we bring you two such recipes that are inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, and more specifically from Italy. It combines zucchini blossoms, mozzarella and ricotta, those delicate cheeses that go well with different combinations. Here are two different types of zucchini blossoms stuffed with mozzarella and ricotta to try.

When it comes to preparing zucchini flowers, the options are really numerous. Without a doubt, the simplest option is to coat the zucchini blossoms with a traditional coating made of flour, eggs and breadcrumbs. However, there are many recipes to try and give the zucchini flower a special flavor. And as a bonus, you get a really great dish that will impress your family and guests.

Before examining in more detail the recipes that we have chosen to offer you, it is also useful to say a few words about how this food is prepared. On this topic, it is good to first know that in addition to serving them as a main dish, zucchini flowers can be served as a side dish. You can also use it to decorate your dishes. For this, feel free to slice it up and serve it as an edible garnish on pasta, risotto, and even vegetable soup.

What do you need to know to succeed with stuffed zucchini blossoms?

Italian recipe with zucchini flowers

Regarding the initial steps to take to prepare zucchini blossoms, there is nothing really complicated. Know, quite simply, that it is always a good idea to wash the zucchini flowers before moving on to the cooking stages, because flies and small insects often remain there. This principle applies to both food collected from the vegetable garden and food purchased while visiting the market.

With that said, let’s get to the main topic: zucchini flower recipes stuffed with mozzarella and ricotta.

And if you grow your own zucchini, then you can take a look at our articles on growing this vegetable.

Recipe for zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella

Zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella recipe

Following the ground rules, let’s now see the first idea of ​​making mozzarella-stuffed zucchini flowers. For this you will need the following components.

Ingredients :

  • 1 teaspoon goat cheese (can also be ricotta)
  • 2 tablespoons green onion (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon

Bread crumbs:

  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 c. c. of water pe pe pe pe llls
  • 2 teaspoons of vodka
  • salt to taste

Prepare :

As for the preparation, it is really simple and fast. Here’s how.

Prepare the breadcrumbs by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl and mixing them until smooth.

In another bowl, mix the cheese of your choice with the green onions, parsley, and tarragon. If there is water left in your flowers, empty it.

Form balls from the mixture. Its size will depend on the size of the zucchini flowers. Clean the zucchini flowers from the inside. Carefully place the formed balls inside the flower and close it.

Dip them in breadcrumbs and fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Zucchini flower recipe with mozzarella and eggs

Zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella

Now here’s our second suggestion for savoring zucchini blossoms from your vegetable garden in a delicate and delicious mozzarella-and-egg-based blend. Find out the list of necessary ingredients and method of preparation below.

Ingredients for two servings

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 zucchini (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 zucchini flowers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cream
  • 2 pieces of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Parmesan cheese for serving

Prepare :

Once you have collected the ingredients, all you have to do is follow the few steps below to prepare the recipe. Here’s how.

Mix zucchini slices with chopped zucchini flowers. Add fresh cream, chopped mozzarella and mashed garlic. Add salt and other spices of your choice (if desired). Place in a lightly greased baking dish (feel free to use muffin or soufflé molds). Put one egg on top.

Bake in a preheated oven for at least 7-8 minutes. It is best to judge the cooking time for yourself depending on whether you prefer raw zucchini and crumbly eggs.

board : If you are using disposable molds, reduce the cooking time from 1 to 2 minutes.

Need more ideas for cooking zucchini? Here’s how to make zucchini sticks in the oven.

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