Mixing up the herb of the week with an edible flower! Nasturtiums are both a beautiful flower and a great addition to a meal. The flower has a similar peppery taste to watercress. Both the leaves and flowers of the nasturtium can be eaten raw.
Popular recipes that use Nasturtiums include pesto, salads, infused vinegar, infused butter, stuffed leaves and flowers, and chips! More recipes can be found on our Pinterest page by clicking HERE.
Nasturtium Pesto Recipe
- 2 cups nasturtium leaves
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced nasturtium stems
- 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil; prepare an ice-water bath and set aside. Add nasturtium leaves to boiling water; cook for 10 seconds. Drain and transfer to ice-water bath until cool. Drain and set aside.
Place leaves, pine nuts, garlic, and oil in the jar of a blender; blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl and fold in stems and cheese.