Zucchini flower recipes

Delicate and hyper-seasonal, zucchini flowers are one of spring's gifts. Make the most of them in pasta dishes, salads and aperitivi snacks.

Zucchini flowers are one of those seasonal treats that we pounce on every year when we see them at farmers' markets. Their delicate flavour and stunning appearance make them an ideal addition to spring menus, whether stuffed with cheese and aïoli, torn and added to salads, or as the finishing touch in light pasta sauces where mint, zucchini, red onion and cheese play a leading role.

Their vibrant hue brings a welcome change after a cold winter, so be sure to make the most of them in all your spring cooking, whether as an entrée, picnic-ready salad or light soup. Here are 20 ideas to get you started.