Please Eat the Flowers, part 3

Because you’re so smart, you probably already know about nasturtiums. They are, I think, the most familiar edible flower. With their distinctive peppery taste and knockout colors, they are a sure-fire but easy way to add drama to many of our favorite summertime dishes.

  • Toss a few in with green salads.
  • Tuck them around the deviled eggs you’re taking to the neighborhood potluck.
  • Put a circle of flowers around the bowl of your famous potato salad.
  • A platter of barbecued chicken, poached salmon, or grilled vegetables — they all get an extra punch of color with a few carefully placed nasturtium flowers.


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