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10 easy recipes made with edible flowers

By Alexandra Nadeau-Gagnon – on in Food
Whether it's for a refreshing salad or a lightly perfumed dessert, there are many easy recipes you can make with flowers.

Cooking is a hobby that many people enjoy and when we prepare regular meals, it is normal to want to vary our dishes and use new ingredients we’ve never tried before. To vary flavours, to give an original sweet perfume to your dishes and to give them a beautiful touch of colour, flowers are the ideal ingredient. Here are 10 easy recipes to cook with edible flowers and take your dishes to a whole new level.

1 Floral doughnuts

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Making delicious desserts with flowers is very easy. Simply choose your favourite edible flower and mix with white wine jelly and Calpis jelly to make delicious floral donuts.


2 Fried zucchini blossoms

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Few people know that vegetables have flowers growing on top of them. This is especially the case of courgettes and their flowers which have a very delicious very light taste. All you have to do is fry them to have an out of the ordinary accompaniment.


3 Floral cookies

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When you get a little bit hungry in the afternoon, or just for dessert after dinner, cookies are perfect to satisfy your hunger. Adding edible flowers to an easy cookie recipes is a great way to add a touch of originality to this classic snack.


4 Dandelion bread pudding

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Bread pudding is a very popular dessert, but when you add ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, Gruyère cheese and dandelion leaves, you get a very different dessert, but just as tasty.


5 Zucchini flower fritters

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These zucchini flower fritters are absolutely decadent. Crispy to perfection and gratinated with Parmesan cheese, the zucchini flower added only enhances its already succulent taste with a little floral touch.


6 Squash flower pesto

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Pesto is a topping that goes extremely well with many different dishes, ranging from pasta to pizza to sandwiches. To change up a typical pesto, use squash flowers instead of basil and add saffron to make yourself a divine pesto.


7 Garden spring rolls

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Spring rolls are a refreshing and light meal. Ideal as a starter, they are even better when served with a sweet and savoury peanut sauce, for example. Adding edible flowers of your choice adds a beautiful touch of colour to this already beautiful dish, in addition to giving it a sweet floral scent.


8 Egg salad crostini

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A simple and quick breakfast, crostinis can be concocted any type of way you want. A slice of bread, an egg, arugula flowers, some spices and condiments and here you are with a tasty country hors-d’oeuvre.


9 Flower and herbs butter

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Feel like having a good baguette, but tired of adding butter or regular margarine on it? Simply decorate the best quality salt-free butter you can find with various herbs, onion, spices and petals from your favourite edible flowers. Thus, you will obtain a tasty and original butter which will have nothing to do with a simple commercial butter.


10 Spring salad with jasmine flower dressing

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Salads are a healthy and light meal choice, ideal for hot summer days or as an accompaniment to the main course. There are several different salad dressing recipes and adding jasmine flowers adds a very pleasant sweet-scented aroma to your dish.

 

If you want to vary your meals by adding new flavours or would simply like to discover new ingredients, edible flowers are excellent, can be prepared in many ways and can easily be added to recipes that are easy to make.


Cover photo credit: Hawaii Pacific Health


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Alexandra Nadeau-Gagnon

With a degree in script-writing and creative writing, Alexandra is a web editor, proofreader and fiction writer; one can say that she loves writing in all its forms. When she’s not in the process of creating, she can generally be found comfortably seated, a novel in one hand and a cup of tea in the other.