Pretty Enough To Eat
What do edible flowers taste like? That question came to me during a visit to my local Whole Foods supermarket, when I noticed a small container of ‘Edible Flowers”.
Flowers are my favorite subject to sketch, but I never considered eating them.
Since I’m a bit of a foodie and I love flowers: edible + flowers = a perfect combination.
I found the asking price of $10.00, for a small package of the edible petals, a bit extreme.
So, decided to do some research on these edible delicies before purchasing.
Here’s what I found:
Top 5 edible flowers used in salads and their flavor
1. Nasturtiums: this is by far the most popular flower added to salads. This flower has a Sweet peppery taste with tangy undertones.
2. Chrysanthemums: this flower will add a spicy kick to your salads. Be sure to use only the petals.
3. Pansies: this flower is not the fanciest of flowers but it’s very versatile. The pansy flower not only adds a wintermint flavor to your salad but also has a prominent place in baked goods.
Check out Martha Stewart edible flower cupcakes !
4. Hibiscus: known for its use in herbal teas. This flower has a citrus overtone and is also used to make vinaigrette salad dressings.
5. Dandelions: when young, this flower tastes as sweet as honey. As the petals mature their taste turns bitter.
Now that I’ve demystified edible flowers, Here’s a wonder Salad recipe I found at theviewfromgreatisland.com Give it a try!