Nasturtium and Basil Summer Salad

Edible flowers , Gardening , RecipesApr 09, 2018No Comments

Nasturtium and Basil Summer Salad

Serves 4

Nasturtium flowers are more than just beautiful, they are delicious! They have a wonderful spicy, peppery flavor, a little like a radish, only sweeter and tangier. After growing these lovely flowers in your garden you can enjoy the fruits of your labour by making this light and refreshing summer salad.

Picked Nasturtium

Nasturtium picked its time for eating

Ingredients

Garden produce

  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup nasturtium leaves
  • 7 cups baby salad greens
  • 4 ripe plums, seeded and quartered
  • 12 nasturtium blossoms

Baking and Spices

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Nuts and seeds

  • ½ cup toasted pecans

Condiments

  • 1/3 (+2 tablespoons) cups lemon vinaigrette

 

Method:

  1. Place the basil, nasturtium leaves, and salad greens into a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over salad mix.
  3. Pour 1/3 cup vinaigrette over salad whilst gently tossing.
  4. Divide the salad between 4 salad plates, topping with plum quarters and pecans.
  5. Drizzle remaining vinaigrette over salads.
  6. Top each plate with 3 nasturtium blossoms.

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