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Farmers’ Market Find: 15 Superb Squash Blossom Recipes

There’s something about nibbling on edible flowers that just feels fancy, indulgent — who doesn’t love that? We’ve gathered together 15 dazzling recipes for one of the most popular esculent blooms out there: squash blossoms. Whether you’ve spotted packs of the bright orange and green flowers at your local farmers’ market and didn’t know where to begin, or are old pro at stuffing and frying ’em up and simply need an updated approach, we have you covered!


1. Spring Vegetable Lasagna with Heirloom Tomato Béchamel: Loaded with layers of veggies and creamy cheese, this fresh lasagna is a terrific one-pot meal. (via O&O Eats)

2. Squash Blossom Soup: Like eating a bowl of sunshine, this vibrant soup is packed with summer produce! (via Kitchen Konfidence)

3. Zucchini Blossom Fritters: Squash blossoms are paired with Parmesan and fresh basil then enrobed in a light batter to create these irresistible fritters. (via The Parsley Thief)

4. Zucchini, Corn and Chèvre-Stuffed Squash Blossoms: This recipe features a unique-yet-simple technique for preparing squash blossoms that promises to preserve their bright colors — click over to learn more! (via Bojon Gourmet)

5. Zucchini Blossom & Mozzarella Baked Eggs: An impressive recipe to throw together the next time you host brunch. (via Bitchin Camero)

6. Baked Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Beet Hummus (Vegan, Gluten-free): Stuffed squash blossoms get a healthy update with this baked, cheese-free version. (via Dolly and Oatmeal)

7. Maltagliati Pasta with Summer Vegetables Recipe: A glut of produce combines with pasta and briny ricotta salata to create a dish that screams summer. (via Aida Mollenkamp)

8. Squash Blossom Quesadillas: A thoughtful balance of flavors is featured in these quesadillas made with only five ingredients. (via Leite’s Culinaria)

9. Shaved-Squash Salad with Tomatoes, Zucchini Blossoms, Ricotta, and Thyme Oil: A playful combination of shaved squash shapes — some into ribbons, other rounds — coupled with blossoms and basil leaves creates a gorgeous salad that’s almost too pretty to eat! (via Martha Stewart)

10. Baby Zucchini and Blossoms with Sofrito: Flavorful and finely textured baby zucchini with their blossoms still attached are a natural pairing for aromatic sofrito. (via Herbivoracious)

11. Zucchini and Squash Blossom Soufflés: Each bite of this cloud-like cheese soufflé is dotted with a taste of delicate blossoms. (via The New York Times)

12. No-Knead Pizza Dough + Squash Blossom, Roasted Tomato and Pesto Pie: Throw these pizzas on the grill to bake when it’s too hot to light the oven — it doesn’t get much more summery than that! (via Two of a Kind)

13. Panko-crusted Baked Squash Blossom with Garden Herb Ricotta: Mint, sorrel and a dash of lemon zest lend just enough flavor to the cheese filling, allowing the blossom’s faint flavor to still shine through. (via Food to Glow)

14. Squash Blossom Frittata: Leeks, summer squash and the latter’s blossoms combine to create this stunning-yet-healthy frittata. (via Seaweed and Sassafras)

15. Squash Blossom Muffins: A bright surprise awaits in the center of these sweet-and-savory muffins! (via Chef Dennis)

Stuffed, sliced, fried, fresh — what’s your favorite way to use squash blossoms? Let us know in the comments below!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)