Should You Use Edible Flowers As A Garnish?

If you’re a gardener, you’ve likely heard that you can indeed eat some of the flowers that you grow. Flowers aren’t just for looks, they also make a delicious garnish for your favorite foods.

Many cooks, like the ones at I Forgot It’s Wednesday have made a clever presentation by including edible flowers in their presentation. It’s not unheard of and it’s not really as unusual as you may think.

If you’re looking for a way to reflect your individual personality you may wish to consider adding in some edible flowers for your salads and entrees.

The dandelion, in all of its lowly glory, is a prime example of a flower that is edible. You’ll be amazed that you can use dandelions for wine, tea and for the flowers that are found in abundance in many people’s yards.

Not only are the dandelions themselves edible, but the greens are also edible making this annoying weed that is found prolifically in many yards an ideal addition to your salads and dinners.

Elderberries have long been known to improve health. They are also ideal for cooking and eating raw and cooked. With a taste that is similar to honey, you’re sure to love the additional flavor that elderberries can impart to your next meal.

Lavender not only smells lovely, it’s also an ideal addition to your next glass of lemonade. You’ll be amazed at how this delicate flower can impart a delicious flavor to your next glass of lemonade. Consider some lavender in your next latte as well. Lavender imparts a delicate flavor and is a lovely addition to any dessert or beverage.

Now that you know that many flowers are edible, and you have three prime examples above, you can explore what other flowers are edible and decide if you want them for a garnish. Once you’ve tried them in your cooking, you’ll want to use them time and again.

If you are a fan of vegetables, many of the flowers they produce are also edible. See more in this video below: