Squash blossoms are mild tasting, slightly flowery and more versatile and durable then you’d think! Chopped, uncooked they make a wonderful addition to a salad. The flavor blends well and the colorful orange petals sparkle against the salad greens. Try adding whole blooms to a folded taco and chopped blooms to a tostada— lovely, slightly crunchy and delicious.

Chopped flowers go well in omelet’s and stir-frys, lightly fried. Sautéed with chiles and onions they make a nice filling for crepes and tacos.