Flower salad

Edible spring flowers

April 10, 2019

This are the flowers for my today salad, where you can see also some cherry tomatoes, out of season indeed, and leaf chicory.

The edible flowers are from white mustard (Sinapis alba L.), the yellow ones, see here another my post, cultivated rocket (Eruca vesicaria (L.) Cav., a wild garlic (Allium neapolitanum Cirillo).
Yesterday they were too inviting and I could not stay without harvesting some bunches. They inspired my lunch salad of today and I, as a greeting, I must celebrate them, and wait for their return, next spring.

Flower bring flavour and colour to our dishes, so do not undevaluate them. The better known are courgette flowers, commercially available throughout most spring and summer season, to early autumn. Among the ones from wild plants, elder (Sambucus nigra L.)  and black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) flowers are well known and used. But, as you see, many more can be utilised, and the list is far from being complete.

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My salad of flowers

White mustard flowers

Rocket salad flowers

Allium neapolitanum flowers