Flowers in Salads

nasturtium
An interesting article at the Independent – Is Gardening the New Cooking?

Many top class restaurants are using a variety of flowers to spice up their menus. It has led the public to remember old fashioned methods of collecting flowers to add to salads or meals. A free and colourful way to add a little extra to your meals.

Whilst many flowers are edible, it is always important to remember a  child could become very ill if they were not educated about the dangers of plants such as foxgloves and laburnums.

Which Flowers can go in Salads?

  • borage,
  • pansies,
  • violas,
  • honeysuckle,
  • garlic chives,
  • nasturtiums,(all parts are edible)
  • beans and peas (including their black and white flowers)
  • Rose Petals
  • Herbs from Basil to Rocket

3 Responses to Flowers in Salads

  1. Slim Jim April 30, 2009 at 16.03 #

    I don’t understand the comment abaout the dangers of nasturtiums when they are in the list as all parts edible. Can you explain.

  2. tejvan April 30, 2009 at 16.03 #

    thanks, I meant to say Laburnums

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