Courgette blossom salad and Italian focaccia

Courgette blossom salad and focaccia

A new idea with courgette blossoms and an Italian classic, onion focaccia. During our weekly appointment at the local farm I couldn’t resist the temptation of asking for some more courgette flowers. The farm owner happily agreed and smiling explained to me that “English do not eat flowers, only French and Italian ask for courgette blossoms”, that’s why they do not have them in the shop. Which means extremely fresh courgette blossoms for us! This time we opted for an healthier fresh salad and I already have and idea for the next bunch, hoping to get them again. 

We served this salad with some onion focaccia, the autumn is coming and Michele is restarting his bread baking activity. He recently bought some fresh yeast from Shipton Mill, and he used some of to baking some baguettes and focaccie. We used the recipe from a very nice blog called Viva la focaccia where Vittorio, an Italian Ligurian, who is the son of a baker and now lives in California, explains step by step how to bake a perfect focaccia. We have followed his instructions diligently so there’s no need to repost the recipe here. Instead we’ll post only the salad recipe and some nice pictures.

COURGETTE BLOSSOMS SALAD

Ingredients:

6 courgette blossoms
1 small head of lettuce
1 tomato
a handful of mixed seeds (pinenuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds)
100 g small goat cheese
extra virgin olive oil and salt

Wash, drain and cut the salad and tomato and place them a large salad bowl. Gently wash and drain the courgette blossoms. Remove the stems and pistils and cut vertically in small strips. Add them to the salad bowl with the mixed seeds. Season with extra-virgin olive oil and salt, and gently mix. Serve with goat cheese flakes on top, accompanied by a slice of onion focaccia.

Courgette blossom salad and focaccia

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6 Responses to Courgette blossom salad and Italian focaccia

  1. chefdennis says:

    i love zucchini blossoms! What a perfect salad to pair with that lovely focaccia!

  2. PolaM says:

    I have to try that focaccia! I have seen a couple of other bloggers making it, and it always seem to turn out great! I can imagine it goes more than great with your gorgeous salad!

  3. This look delicious! The salad has such lovely, vibrant colors and I must try that focaccia.

  4. Sarah says:

    Zucchini flowers are so good – and what a great idea to make a salad from them!

  5. Vaidehi says:

    Looks very colourful. I wonder if we get Courgette Blossoms in India.

  6. Peggy says:

    I’ve never seen courgette blossoms in a salad before, so this is very unique to me! And the focaccia looks like it would pair nicely =)

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