Cheesy Squash Blossoms

This super simple recipe (just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of cook time) comes to us from Executive Director Richard McCarthy. The secret is getting to market early enough to score some of Isabel and Miguel Mendez’s delicate, delicious squash blossoms.

squash blossomIngredients

  • squash blossoms
  • Ryals goat cheese
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Set oven to broil. Using a small spoon, stuff a dollop of goat cheese into each squash blossom. Place on a pan, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for 5 minutes or until brown and crunchy.

Recipe compliments of Richard McCarthy, Crescent City Farmers Market executive director

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The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.