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Edible Cut-flower SALAD RECIPE’S

One of the seven WONDERS of the world i believe is the act of eating Cut-flowers. They are the most forgotten garnishes that have literally fallen off the kitchen table straight into the humble household vase.

It’s not because most of us chose not to use Cut-flowers in our dishes, it’s because most of us don’t know where to start and what is and what isn’t edible. Calls for Mercedes to the BLOOMING rescue.

Whom ever known me well, knows quite well I’m the salad monster.

I love my salads all year round, especially in the summers on my balcony entertaining my family and friends.

Many cultures of the world past and present actively use Cut-flowers in their dietary plan. For example, in Roman times, Rose petals and Violet’s were used in cooking and flavoring food whilst the Monks actively renamed Calendula to Pot Marigold because of her common uses in their soups.

From the Aztecs to the Indians and the Arabs, Cut-flower use never seems to disappoint.

I’m hoping i can convert you my darling blossom’s into Blooming salad monsters just like me. i hope my Cut-flower salad recipes satisfy your blooming taste buds.

Psst! Buy your blooming produce from a reputable organic store or just grow your own. It is not advised to buy edible Cut-flowers from your local florist as they are more likely to heavily saturated with pesticides and harmful chemicals.

Happy Blooming SALAD EATING my Darling Blossom’s.


Prepare the dressing separately and lay it at the base of the plate before you place your vegetables, poultry or seafood, leaves and finally Cut-flowers – all in that order.

This method is paramount as it stops the dressing weighing down the leaves and Cut-flowers.

Cut-flower – Marigold petals and Nasturtium blooms.

Leaf – Mix in even portions of rocket, mint, parsley, cos lettuce and sliced avocado to your liking.

Nut – Shaved Almond

Vegetable – Blanched snow peas and green long beans.

Dressing – Finely diced half red onion and garlic, extra virgin oil, dash of french mustard and Himalayan salt.

Blooming ALERT – Remove pistils and stamens before eating.