• Stuffed Mediterranean Zucchini Flowers

    December 17, 2020

    Recipe for the Stuffed Mediterranean Zucchini Flowers

    This is a delicious Italian Appetiser – it is zucchini flowers stuffed with delicious Mediterranean herbs, ricotta cheese and walnuts. They are then dipped into a batter and deep fried until golden brown. A great vegetarian dish, that transcends your taste buds to the beautiful coast lines of the Mediterranean.


    12 Zucchini flowers

    1 small zucchini – grated

    1 small garlic clove – crushed

    1 handful basil – finely chopped

    1 handful Italian parsley – finely chopped

    A few springs of rosemary – finely chopped

    A few sprigs of chives – finely chopped

    1/2 cup ricotta cheese

    60g fresh walnuts – finely chopped

    Salt and pepper to taste.

    Batter = 1/4 cup cornflour + 1/4 cup plain flour + good quality oil for frying.



    1. Gently wash the zucchini flowers. Remove the stamen and the stigma from inside the Flowers.
    2. Leave them to fully dry on some paper towel.
    3. For the filling – in large bowl combine grated zucchini, ricotta cheese, herbs, garlic, walnuts, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine.
    4. Slowly and carefully open the zucchini flowers and place 1 heaped teaspoon of mixture in each flower. Gently twist the top, this will ensure that the filling stays in place.
    5. To make the batter – in a medium bowl – whisk together the plain flour and cornflour, add cold water from the fridge – until the batter is a thin consistency.
    6. Add enough oil to a frypan to deep fry them.
    7. When oil is hot – it is ready for frying. (never leave hot oil unattended).
    8. Dip the zucchini flowers into the batter and then with care deep fry them.
    9. It is better to fry the flowers in small batches.
    10. Cook flowers until they are golden brown.
    11. Place fried flowers gently on a plate lined with paper towel.
    12. Season with extra salt to taste.

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