Empanadas de Flor de Calabaza

Masa Empanadas Stuffed with Squash Blossoms

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Appears in
Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

By Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral

Published 2019

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Squash has a special place in the Oaxacan diet. From our sopa de guias made with squash vines to our rich agua de chilacayota, it is a vegetable that we return to for both sweet and savory applications. The squash blossom is yet another part of the squash that we treasure for its subtle, earthy flavor. It’s an iconic empanada filling in Oaxaca that begs to be posted on Instagram because of its vibrant bright-yellow color. It’s almost too pretty to eat. I love having flor de