Nasturtium salad is the product of an epic battle we’re having at our house. We are constantly fighting bugs in our yard! After last years battle I decided to try whatever I could to reduce the problem this year. I read that certain bugs don’t like Nasturtiums (which are flowers), and since they are pretty & edible I thought it would be the perfect thing to try. I planted them around the entire perimeter of the garden. Now I have a lovely & tasty border. Both the leaves and blossoms are edible. They don’t have much flavor at first, but they leave with a bite! I think that they taste just like black pepper. Here is a simple salad that I made with both the leaves and blossoms. I didn’t put any measurements because everyone has different tastes. Add the ingredients in whatever proportions you like!
What Are Nasturtiums?
Nasturtiums are a variety of annual and perennial flowering plants.
Nasturtiums are not only a beautiful flower, but have been used in traditional medicine, treating a wide range of illnesses and conditions, such as hair loss.
Are Nasturtiums Edible?
Both the flowers and young leaves of nasturtiums are edible.
Nasturtiums have a bold, peppery flavor.
Are Nasturtiums Nutritional?
The leaves and petals of nasturtium are extremely nutritious as they contain vitamin C and iron.
Nasturtiums also have antibiotic properties.
- Nasturtium Leaves
- Pre-Cooked, Crumbled Bacon
- Grated Swiss
- Mandarin Oranges
- Toss and serve with your favorite vinaigrette, like this citrus dressing.