Have you heard of zucchini blossoms, the edible, bright orange flower of the zucchini plant? If you have your own garden you will be all too familiar with these dainty flowers.
On the other hand, you might not know how to incorporate them into recipes. This light and delicate-tasting zucchini blossom frittata is a great recipe to highlight the flavour and texture of these beautiful, edible flowers.
Zucchini blossoms are a summer farmer’s market find! You may have passed by those little airy flowers and thought that they were strategically placed there simply for decoration however they are, in fact, edible.
They are often served fried (I’ve fried them and stuffed them with prosciutto and mozzarella!) but there are many different ways to enjoy the delicate flavor and beautiful color of this hidden gem in your garden! One of these ways is simply sauteed or mixed into a light and healthy summer frittata.
This healthy frittata is a perfect way to showcase those leftover zucchini and zucchini blossoms in your summer garden and can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
It’s an easy to make packed lunch option and not to mention, easy to eat for toddlers! I’ve packed this light and fluffy frittata between two pieces of fresh bread for a hearty lunch during the work week.
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If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!