Nasturtium Salad




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 Salad

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Nasturtium Salad

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: The Most Popular Gluten Free Recipes
Keyword: nasturtium, salad, vegetarian
Author: Sweet Basil


  • Spinach
  • Nasturtium Leaves
  • Mushrooms
  • Pre-Cooked Crumbled Bacon
  • Grated Swiss
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Craisins


  • Toss and serve with your favorite vinaigrette, like this citrus dressing.
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Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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2 comments on “Nasturtium Salad”

  1. My mom tried that this summer, and she has had no problems with bugs this year. Growing up, our neighbor always planted them in his garden and swore by them…wonder why it took so long for her to try it? 🙂 And they are beautiful!

  2. I dont think I have even eaten a :flower: but if it tasted like pepper, I am sure I would like it!