10 Dishes Featuring Edible Flowers
Create dishes that look as beautiful as they taste with these salads, desserts, teas, and more
Quick, delicious, and pretty, too, this salad is nice for a special warm-weather luncheon.
Recipe: Squash Blossom, Avocado, and Butter Lettuce Salad
We used a mixture of spring blossoms from our garden to create this spectacular salad. Feel free to experiment with the blooms you find around you, or pick some up near the herbs at any well-stocked grocery store.
Recipe: Eat-your-garden Salad
Sometimes a few snips from your own yard and a quick dressing are all you need to make a beautiful wild flower salad.
Squash blossoms make a lovely and edible garnish to this summer corn soup, which was part of our One-block feast. Other whimsical garnished can be found in our One-block book.
Recipe: Corn Soup with Roasted Poblanos and Zucchini Blossoms
A few scattered rose petals on a plain cupcake can add a real wow factor. But when your guests bite into these strawberry-rose jam-filled treats, you’ll really be hearing the oohs and aahs.
Recipe: Strawberry Rose Cupcakes
Scented with rose water and sprinkled with rose petals, this Mediterranean-inspired dessert is a beautiful idea for a dinner party.
Recipe: Yogurt Honey Jelly with Strawberries and Roses
You can’t see the flowers in this drink, but the nutmeg-scented geranium leaves we strained out add a spicy warmth you’ll notice on the first sip.
Recipe: Garden Chai
In this version of the classic Arnold Palmer, we used our lemon-scented blooms in place of the lemonade.
Recipe: Pulaukotok Palmer
Chamomile and lavender are natural relaxation aids, so this simple tisane is a quick fix for stress relief.
Recipe: Blossom Tisane
This is a good reason to grow your own edible flowers, but if you’re amidst a craving and lacking a stocked garden, you can easily use fresh lavender, jasmine, or orange blossoms.
Recipe: Flowering Bee Balm