When I was dating my now husband, his family invited us over to a family cookout one summer. We were asked to bring a salad. This is what I brought. No one ate any of it! They didn’t realize that some flowers are better for dinner than decoration. I think they have since learned that I’m not quite as weird as they originally believed.
- 6 cups mixed salad greens (choose for colors as well as sweet and spicy taste
- 1 cup mixed edible flowers, whatever is in season (nasturtium, calendula, lavender, chive, day lily, squash blossom, honey suckle, red clover, rose, bean, violet, pansy,
- sunflower, tulip, and the flowers from any herbs)
- 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
- 8 tablespoons walnut oil
by Sandra Merrill