Edible flower salad
March 29, 2015 • Category: Salads
I’ve discovered this farmer (and his produce) through a friend of my aunt’s. He apparently gave-up a lucrative job in finance to take-up his dream, farming. It is set-up like a CSA, with a basket of fresh picks delivered to one’s door every week. What thrilled me was that he always includes wild herbs and greens (which are so plentiful this time of year) as well as edible flowers.
How can one resist pansies and violets? Delightful, almost moving with their tender, ethereal and silky petals. I had to have some this week!
- 3 cups of salad greens
- 1 cup of fresh fava beans, raw or green peas
- 1 cup of edible flowers such as pansies and violets
- Dressing: 1/2 cup Seville orange juice or regular orange juice (plus one tablespoon of lemon juice or lime juice)
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- salt, to taste
1. Combine all the ingredients gently. Mix the dressing ingredients and toss a bit. Serve.
9 Comments • Comments Feed
What a lovely way to spruce up the veggie box. 🙂 This is one clever farmer. 🙂
On March 30, 2015 at 6:32 am
I wish I had pansies to pick! A lovely edible flower salad, Joumana. I can imagine how fresh and delicious the combination must be having just arrived at your door stop.
On March 31, 2015 at 9:42 pm
Where can I get edible flowers from in Beirut?
On May 16, 2015 at 6:24 am
@Moni: I have a supplier who owns a farm in Batroun, his name is D’Amour et d’eau fraiche,Nicolas Assaf. Theey do delivery as well.
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On September 3, 2017 at 11:20 pm
Hello, is there a number we can contact them on? Unable to find it online.
On January 24, 2018 at 3:51 pm
Joumana Accad says:
@Caroline Sorry, I looked into it and was unable to locate him. I think he stopped operating. However, I have found another company online on instagram called zina fine herbes, if you care to contact them.
On January 30, 2018 at 9:30 am
Hello can i know from where do i get these edible flowers from in lebanon
On January 24, 2021 at 11:19 pm
Joumana Accad says:
@Pumpkin Hello, I used to get them from a gentleman who would deliver but unfortunately he went out of business. I would suggest going to nurseries and asking for a referral.
On January 29, 2021 at 12:33 am