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Edible Flower Salad

Edible Flower Salad-Herb Vinaigrette

It is said that borage gladdens the heart. Taken as tea borage has been known to elevate mood, help those afflicted with anxiety and sleep disorders. To make tea, steep the leaves and blooms in hot water and drink one cup either hot or cold during periods of moodiness or stressful situations.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Edible Flower Salad-Herb Vinaigrette
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Rebecka Evans


For the Salad

  • 1 bunch dandelion greens
  • 1 bunch frisee lettuce
  • 2 heads bibb lettuce
  • ½ pint raspberries
  • ½ pint blueberries
  • 10-12 borage flowers
  • 10 nasturtium flowers
  • ½ cucumber sliced thinly

For the Dressing

  • ½ cup good olive oil
  • ¼ cup champagne vinegar
  • cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 pinch granulated sugar


Directions for Vinaigrette

  • Using a mini food processor, blend all the ingredients until smooth, add pinch sugar, salt, and pepper to taste, pulse for a few seconds to combine
  • Refrigerate until ready to use

Directions for Salad

  • Wash and spin dry lettuce, pull into bite-size pieces, and toss in a large salad bowl
  • Pinch borage and nasturtium flowers from the plant, shake to dislodge dust, dirt, and any little insects that might still be present. Flowers can be rinsed in cold water and drain on paper towels
  • Add flowers to cleaned greens, toss a handful of raspberries, blueberries, and cucumber slices into the bowl right at the last minute, dress the salad and serve


~Serve salad with grilled fish or chicken
~Grow edible flowers from seed in containers. Start plants in small containers a few weeks before spring, transfer to a large container when the chance of freeze is past. Seeds can also be planted in soil.