How to Make Nasturtium Salad Recipe

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Nasturtium Salad Recipe Description

Surprise, surprise… There’s a flower in your flowerbed, that is edible. Both the young, tender leaves and the flowers of nasturtiums are edible. Nasturtium leaves have a peppery taste. In addition to this Nasturtium Salad recipe, use the leaves in salad, soup, and stew recipes.

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Nasturtium Salad Ingredients

tender, young nasturtium leaves, cleaned and dried with a paper towel.

nasturtium flowers, if available, cleaned and dried

spinach greens, cleaned and dried with a paper towel

6 radishes

2-3 ripe tomatoes

Nasturtium Salad Dressing Ingredients

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced

1 tablespoon finely chopped, fresh tarragon

1/8 teaspoon salt

Nasturtium Salad Recipe Directions

  1. Prepare the vinaigrette and set aside, or refrigerate.
  2. Tear nasturtium and spinach into bite-sized salad pieces and put them into a serving bowl.
  3. Toss in some nasturtium flowers, if in bloom.
  4. Add tomatoes, and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Thinly slice radishes into the salad.
  6. Just before serving, generously pour some of the vinaigrette onto the salad.
  7. Toss well.
  8. Store leftover vinaigrette.

Variations: You can add a wide variety of salad greens and other fresh garden vegetables…. whatever is ready to harvest.

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