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Squash blossoms are beautiful to look at, fragile to the touch & fun to eat. They have a delicate flavor & are most often served stuffed & fried – like mine HERE.
They are also pretty hard to come by. You are most likely to find them at a farmer’s market. I was lucky enough to find them at the amazing Super King – but they only had them for a few weeks. I also made quesadillas with them – HERE.
And – finally – I made this pizza. I used Ricotta Salata on top (in addition to fresh mozzarella underneath), also from Super King, but I recommend you use a more melt-friendly cheese. Fresh mozzarella might be best or one of the store-bought grated blends. Other than that – this is just a pizza like any other – except it is covered in pretty flowers.
Zucchini Squash Blossom Pizza
Zucchini squash blossoms
Pizza dough (mine in HERE)
Marinara (mine is HERE)
Cheese (fresh mozzarella recommended)
Chopped jalapeno (optional)
Chopped tomato & basil or parsley as garnish
Pinch the pistils from the center of the blossoms, wash the blossoms & set out to dry.
Heat your oven to 450-500 degrees. Be sure it is at that temperature before putting a pizza in there.
Roll out the dough to your liking. Top with marinara, mozzarella & blossoms and more cheese.
If using diced jalapeno – you can opt to add them now or wait until the pizza is cooked.
Then bake the pizza 10-12 minutes or until the crust is browned & crispy & the cheese is melted goodness (a goal which my ricotta salata was unable to reach – hence my suggestion you not use it).
Eat the whole thing alone, destroy all evidence & deny it ever happened.