Summer is coming! Have you ever wondered what you can do for salads, pastries or even meals, to make them look even more vibrant and enticing? Thinking about what to prepare, but don’t want to create the same old boring dishes?
Edible Flowers | 5 Flowers You Can Eat!
Worry no more! We have some great ideas to make your dishes more exciting, refreshing and full of zest in every bite! Here are some fresh from your backyard ideas that you can definitely love. Easy to find and naturally healthy edible flowers which will be perfect for your plate.
1. Nasturtiums are Edible Flowers
Put edible flowers in your salad!
This is a salad show stopper for having a bright color (red, orange, yellow) which you couldn’t possibly ignore. Also, Nasturtiums are commonly know as edible watercresses, they have a peppery taste that will put a kick into your salad.
You’ll love this Tomato Nasturtium Salad Recipe – check it out here
2. Johnny Jump Ups are edible flowers
Put edible flowers in your spring rolls!
Viola tricolor or heartsease may be served raw or cooked. Their leaves can be used in thickening a soup and the flowers for garnishing. Aside from being edible flower, they are also considered a medicinal herb.
How amazing do these spring rolls look? Learn to make them yourself HERE.
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3. Pansies are Edible Flowers
Decorate a cake with edible flowers!
Pansies are normally used to decorate pastries (candying), garnish cocktails, soups and even lemonade. They can taste grassy, to tangy or wintergreen taste depending on how they’re planted. Isn’t this pansy cake delightful?
4. Roses are edible flowers
Frost brownies with edible flowers for a refreshing treat!
Aside from being a top choice for decorating cakes, roses are perfectly good for drinks, jellies and even for common dishes, like risotto. Roses have this silky soft fragrance that can be tasted sweet and has a deeper flavor on its darkest shade. Upon serving, please do not forget to remove the white heel on the roses as it has a bitter taste. Also, just to add roses have a health promoting properties which can be helpful to our health as well! These rose brownies were made with rose water and topped with dried rose petals! Aren’t they just lovely? Get the full recipe here
5. Dandelions are Edible Flowers
fried dandelions – what an amazing edible flower!
These bright yellow dandelions are something you’ll be looking forward to on your next neighborhood walk! Can you believe this flower is edible up to its root? This natural beauty is perfect for garnishing a salad. Their seeds can be roasted and used as an alternative for coffee. You can even make a dandelion wine. The dandelion is not just an edible flower, it is also rich in antioxidants and vitamins!
Here we have fried dandelions! Easy cooking instructions here
Love these ideas? Watch this fun video for more ideas, provided by Planet Natural on YouTube.
Isn’t it wonderful that there are flowers that are truly edible? Be bold and try them on your next dish! You may find it unusual at first, but you’ll learn to love the flowers of the field, and enjoy their exciting summer charm! The rule of thumb for edible flowers is – if you can safely eat the plant, then you can safely eat the flower!
Please note – only serve edible flowers that are organic. Never use commercially grown flowers, in the case of fertilizers or pesticides that are harmful to our body. We hope that this has inspired you to get experimental in your kitchen. Let us know in the comments section below what you thought of this edible flowers and on how this blog saves you from your kitchen nightmare!
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