Vlatos olive oil shrubs plants in Greece

Stuffed Courgette Flowers

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20 courgette flowers (zucchini flowers)
1 cup rice
1 large tomato, grated
1 large onion, finely chopped
Mint, fennel, dill, parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Vlatos Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the mixture
1/2 Vlatos Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for cooking
Juice from half a lemon
A pinch of cumin
Salt & pepper


Carefully open the flowers and remove the pistils. Wash them, and leave them "standing" in a bowl to dry off completely. In a bowl, combine rice, onion, tomato, parsley, mint, fennel, dill, salt, pepper, and cumin. Add olive oil and mix ingredients by hand. Take flowers one by one and stuff a teaspoon of the mixture into them. Fold the ends of the flowers and put them into a flat pot. Pour 1/2 cup of olive oil, lemon, and 1/2 cup water over the flowers. Bake for 1 hour at 400 F.

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