9 Flowers You Didn't Know You Could Eat

Your salad's never looked so pretty.

July 8, 2016
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Edible flowers, especially these 10 Herbs That Blossom Into Stunning Flowers, add a special touch to salads. Once the salad has been tossed with dressing, pick off petals from these edibles and add them on top. Many flowers have a strong flavor, so use a light hand when adding them to your greens.


These spring flowers are available in a scope of colors. Both flowers and leaves add a peppery flavor to mixed greens. 

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Sprinkle individual petals of this prolific grower lightly on a salad for a colorful and tasty touch. 

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Herb Flowers

Basil, chives, dill, fennel, and arugula flowers all add a spark of aromatic flavor and a burst of color to salads. 

viola on salad
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Whether wild or cultivated, these flowers are common among 9 Jaw-Dropping Desert Gardens. Delicately flavored, violas jazz up a bowl of mesclun greens like nothing else. 

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Simultaneously working as one of the 81 Border Plants That Are Better Than A Fence, these intense blue star-shaped flowers add a burst of color that contrasts nicely with greens. The flower's delicate flavor tastes similar to cucumber. Separate the flower from the stem for a softer texture.