Nasturtium Salad

• lettuce • radicchio • carrots

A beautiful summery salad adorned with edible flowers.  Nasturtiums have a light peppery, herbaceous flavour both the flowers and the leaves are edible and loved by gardeners and pollinators alike, from bees to hummingbirds. 

 

An annual plant is very easy to grow and makes a wonderful companion plant as pests like Aphids are attracted to them which helps keep them away from your more delicate plants.  Nasturtiums continuously flower throughout the growing season.

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook Time 0
  • Difficulty Low
  • Serving4-6
  • Anti Oxidants

    Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.

  • Vitamin C

    Vitamin C rich foods help support a healthy immune system.  Vitamin C is necessary for cellular tissue growth, development and repair.   

  • Anti Bacterial

    Recipes have foods, herbs & spices with antibacterial properties. These plants have compounds that fight infections are healing, preventative & antibiotic.

  • Immune Support

    Recipes have ingredients that support our immune system and help our bodies to fight bacterial and viral infections.  Foods high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals support our immune functions.  Food and herbs with anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties help our bodies fight infection and support our immune response.

  • Vitamin K

Ingredients

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  • 2-4 cups nasturtium flowers
  • 1-2 cups small nasturtium leaves
  • 4 handfuls |4oz|100g lettuces
  • ½ radicchio - finely slcied
  • 1 carrot - peel in ribbons
  • 1 cubanelle pepper - finely sliced

Method

Nasturtium Salad

 

PICK Nasturtium flowers and small leaves.  Check for Aphids as they do love Nasturtium, making it a great companion plant.

 

WASH VEGETABLES & SPIN lettuces.  Radicchio – finely slice.  PEEL carrot & continue peeling the whole carrot creating ribbons.  Finely slice Cubanelle pepper or any other veg your using.

 

MIX ALL ingredients – except FLOWERS – in a bowl and combine well.  GARNISH with nasturtium flowers

 

SERVE with Simple Lemon Vinaigrette or a Honey Mustard Salad Dressing the side.  If you want to dress the salad, do so before garnishing it with flowers and serve immediately.

Tips + Suggestions

SWAP radicchio for red cabbage, napa cabbage or other leafy greens.

 

ADD radishes, snow peas or snap peas, cucumber, cherry tomatoes

 

DELICATE nasturtium flowers should not be washed as they will go slimy.  If you want to wash flowers water before you pick them, let them dry on the plant, then pick the flowers.  Nasturtium flowers wilt quite quickly after picking, so use immediately, put in a vase with water or in the salad covered in the fridge.