Zucchini Squash Blossom Pizza

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Zucchini Squash Blossom Pizza

INGREDIENTS

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

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DIRECTIONS

Pinch the pistils from the center of the blossoms, wash the blossoms & set out to dry.

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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.

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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.

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