My Squash Blossoms Are Having Sex

By Nancy - Last updated: Monday, June 13, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

There are male and female blooms on the squash plants. A friend had asked me the difference on their pumpkin plant. I haven’t planted pumpkins, but it is in the squash family. Harvest some of those male blossoms and make a delicious soup.

Squash Blossom Soup


3 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
36 squash or pumpkin blossoms, chopped
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup half and half
salt and freshly ground black pepper


Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the blossoms and stir until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat; simmer for 10 minutes.

In batches, puree the soup in a blender or food proccessor until smooth. Return the soup to the saucepan and stir in the half-and-half. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Reheat over low heat. Do not boil.

Serve hot.

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