Are you a flower eater? A what??? Do you just look at the lovely flowers on your plate or do you eat them?
I grew Nasturtiums this year in the garden for the sole purpose of adding beauty to my food, and also because I do eat edible flowers. I have read that the entire Nasturtium is edible right down to the leaves and can be mixed in with a salad. I have an overabundance of lettuce this year and despite eating salads for dinner 3-4 times a week I cannot keep up with my lettuce. This is one of my favorite salads. Not only is it pretty to look at, but it tastes great! My favorite ginger soy dressing brings it all home. ENJOY!
Ginger-Sesame Dressing – Source: Epicurious.com (slightly adapted)
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons peeled and minced ginger
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Add 2 tablespoons of water. Process until smooth.
- Mixed greens
- Red Pepper
- Grape tomatoes
- Crumbled blue cheese
- Grilled Chicken