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Nasturtium more about these Flowers


Nasturtiums are edible flowers with a bright, peppery flavor.

Both the flowers and leaves are edible.  The leaves are similar to spinach or other mild greens, but the flowers are my favorite.  They taste a good bit like Sichuan perppercorns, which is one of those spices that’s really hard to describe.  Peppery, but not spicy hot, just enough to add intrigue but without any of the “capsaicin” heat you normally associate with hot peppers.

I think they really shine when you bring them into the kitchen and try them in all manner of creative nasturtium recipes.

Edible Nasturtium Flowers


Nasturtiums are best known for their peppery taste that is stronger than watercress at times, but many forget that nasturtium flowers have medicinal uses as well. They’re known as an expectorant and disinfectant with antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antibiotic properties. 

There are many ways to use nasturtiums in your herbal medicine cabinet. The properties make it useful at treating mild infections and disinfecting wounds and cuts. Since the flowers have expectorant properties, try using nasturtiums to coughs, colds, and other respiratory issues.

Nasturtium Tincture


Using flowers for the first time in culinary dishes is intimidating. The easiest way to start eating nasturtiums is by adding them to your salads but forget boring salads. Try using these edible flowers in wholesome, flavor-filled salads that leave you wanting more.

Nasturtium Salad


If nasturtiums work in salads, why not try different nasturtium recipes for dinner or lunch? The peppery flavor works in any meal, including soups, pizza, and seafood dishes. Using nasturtiums in recipes adds a bite of taste or a pop of color that brings the dish to the next level.

Nasturtium Soup


Don’t be scared to try some of these nasturtium drink recipes. The peppery flavor works well when combined with alcohol. It reminds me of the peppery flavor that makes a Bloody Mary unique and beloved.

Nasturtium Liqueur


Do you like pepper jelly on crackers or infused vinegar on your salads? If so, the peppery flavor of nasturtiums will become your new favorite addiction. When mixed with other ingredients, you’ll find so many ways to use it. 

Nasturtium Pesto


Some of the best nasturtium recipes are desserts and baked goods. Edible flowers work great for cookies, cakes, and other yummy recipes. It might seem hard to believe that the flavors work in baked goods, but think about how ginger has a bite but tastes delicious in a cookie. 

Don’t let the initial potent flavor of a nasturtium scare you away from trying to use it in desserts. Try experimenting with flavors and finding new dishes to love.
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