Roasted Squash Blossoms with Mozzarella and Walnut Oil

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Author Notes: We live in LA, and we went to Ojai, California for the weekend to get away. Ojai is a beautiful valley with tons of citrus groves, as well as walnuts and other crops. We bought a lovely box of squash blossoms from the farmer's market and some walnut oil from a local grower. This recipe is the delicious result. The sweetness of the raisins and squash blossoms pairs beautifully with a high quality walnut oil. clintonhillbilly

Serves 2

  • 12 squash blossoms
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella, diced
  • 2 tablespoons raisins, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil-packed sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2-1 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons walnut oil
  • salt to taste
  1. Mix together the mozzarella, raisins, sundried tomatoes, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a cookie sheet with a thin film of olive oil.
  3. Stuff the squash blossoms with the mozzarella - sundried tomato - raisin mixture, twist the ends and tuck them under, placing them on cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for ten to twelve minutes, then drizzle with walnut oil and salt to taste.

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