Cream of Squash Blossom Soup

Or sopa de flor de calabaza

This flor de calabaza soup is quite a treat. Whenever the rainy season starts in Mexico, at the beginning of the summer, you start seeing big bunches of squash blossoms adorning market stands. This is a very simple soup to make, but its flavours are so delicate. It is sort of an everyday delicacy.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Serves 4
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Uses for mole poblano sauce

Chicken in mole poblano sauce

Mole poblano is a sauce traditional to Mexico which may contain as many as 20 ingredients. These include dark chocolate and a range of chili peppers – such as the mulato chili which adds heat as well as giving the mole poblano its classic dark brown colour. The poblano chili is also added, giving its name. “Mole” in Spanish means “sauce”.

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