The pumpkin blossom, which is native to the Americas and most especially Mexico, has been used in cooking since pre-Hispanic times. This delightful flower must be collected before its fruit (pumpkin) starts to grow and should be cooked as soon as possible because it does not last long before wilting.
Pumpkin flowers can be eaten raw in salads and cooked with other vegetables, as well as steamed. They contain plenty of water and little fat, are rich in phosphorus and calcium which are both highly recommended for children or people with osteoporosis, and the best part is that they are delicious!
Here are some great recipes using pumpkin blossoms which are easy to prepare:
For the dressing:
Dressing: Blend together all ingredients and put in a serving dish.
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