The zucchini squash isn't the only part of the zucchini plant that is edible. Its flowers are also edible, and are often dipped in batter and fried. The flowers can also be eaten raw as a colorful addition to your favorite summer salads. Use a pair of shears or scissors and pick zucchini flowers off your plant today and discover how tasty they can be.
Identify the male flowers on your zucchini, which have thin stems whereas the female flowers have thick stems with a bulge where the zucchini is developing.
Grasp the zucchini flower at its base with one hand while wielding a pair of sharp scissors, garden shears or a knife in your opposite hand.
Cut off the zucchini flower 1 inch from where the flower stem meets the zucchini vine.
Rinse the cut zucchini flowers under cold water and store in your refrigerator to preserve their freshness until you eat them. The flowers can typically be stored for 24 to 48 hours before they wilt to the point of not being edible.