Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nasturtium in salad


backyard salad
Originally uploaded by radicalfutures

Do you grow the pretty nasturtium flowers, in yellow, pink, white and especially in hot orange? The flowers are delicious additions to a salad.
To me the nasturtium flower tastes like a peppy yet mild radish, an ideal radish.
We are having steak on the grill tonight cooked by my dh, rustic baguette with a bit of olive bruschetta, and a favorite salad of mine. The salad has cucumbers, tomato, fresh basil from the garden and nasturtium flowers. They look pretty too!
Dressing at our house is olive oil, red wine vinegar and splashes of Trader Joe's seasoned rice vinegar.
It is so tasty and pretty to add nasturtiums to salads that I am inspired to buy a pack of seeds tomorrow, so we will soon have even more pretty flowers.

14 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Terra,
That sounds very yummy! And thank-you for your sweet comments and info about the author.
Talk to you soon,
Cindy

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I use them like decorations for dishes, but my boys eat nasturtium leaves just like that. Next time, I add them to my salad. Thank you!!!

Edith Hope said...

Dear Terra, Absolutely delicious. I am sure that your salad will taste even better, should that be possible, than it looks. And, of course, the Nasturtium seeds become capers which I adore.

Catherine said...

Oh my ~ such a yummy looking salad! I've never had a nasturtium before. I will seek it out.

Have a most wonderful weekend Terra!
Catherine

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Terra, My mother used to grow Nasturtiums--but we never ate them... I've never heard of that. They do look pretty in a salad though.

Your dinner sounds wonderful... Love your dressing choices.
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

I have them growing in the yard, but I have never eaten them. I'm going to have to try that.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

There is a little old fashioned lunch place, which we love to visit. They use eatable flowers there. Charming!

Beth in NC said...

Thanks for visiting me today!

I've never eaten a flower. :o) Certainly looks lovely!

I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll keep up with me too.

Blessings!
Beth

Jackie said...

Nasturium makes such pretty salad, indeed. Too bad I don't like the taste like everybody else... Maybe it's my specific variety?

LV said...

What time will your next dinner be ready? If you have meals like this one each day, I would die for them. I do not cook much anymore, but sure enjoy what others prepare. Thank you for visiting and your comment.

myletterstoemily said...

what a beautiful addition to any
salad! thank you for the idea.

lakeviewer said...

Wonderful! Nasturtium is so unappreciated; yet, it is edible, grows like a weed anywhere, sits pretty for months, and self-seeds.

What a trouper.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terra,
Your salad look so pretty and delish too. I have never added flowers to my salad but I have added them to other things as a garnish. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your nice comment. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Mrs.Rabe said...

Hi Terra!

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I planted nasturtiums this year with my tomatoes as they are great for repelling bugs as well as eating! I am waiting for the flowers!

Your salad is so pretty.