Squash blossoms are the edible flowers of the squash plant and usually come in yellow and orange shades. They can come from any summer squash and sometimes even winter squash, but the ones you find in stores are most often from the zucchini plant and why some people refer to them as zucchini flowers. They are soft, delicate, and taste mildly of the squash itself. Although considered a vegetable in culinary circles, squash are technically a fruit.
Squash blossoms are amazing stuffed with cheese and fried, but are also tasty baked, mixed into pasta dishes, or cooked into soups. Squash blossoms are abundant in Mexico, where they are known as flores de calabaza, and often served in quesadillas.
Squash blossoms do not last long once picked or brought home from a market, so once you find some use them fast.