Edible flowers can really make salads unusual, exciting and vibrant. Smaller varieties can be tossed in salads whole while larger varieties can be torn into individual petals and sprinkled in.
Some edible flowers may wilt or change color when exposed to vinegar, so if using a vinegar-based dressing on salads containing edible flowers, test it on a few blossoms ahead of time and/or add it right before serving.
Edible Flower Varieties That Work Well in Salads
Check out our edible flower buying guide for flavor info, blossom size & shelf life estimates for these varieties.
Note: Though we used micro white mums in one of the above photos for visual contrast, we don’t actually recommend serving this variety in salads…they can be tough & quite bitter.
For an Unusual Twist – “Electric Salads”
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