Nasturtium Bread Roll Recipe

Nasturtium Bread Roll Recipe

Nasturtium Bread Rolls are bright, vibrant and all-natural colouring. Create WOW factor food with this garden-inspired bread recipe. Nasturtiums are the plant that keeps on giving! Nasturtiums make a beautiful lush living ground cover and are so easy to grow! Once you have them in your garden they will pop up every year without any effort on your behalf. They have so many uses and integrated relationships within your garden which makes them one of my favourite permaculture plants. You can read more about growing Nasturtium and uses here.

I love trying to get the most out of the things I have growing in my Urban Permaculture garden and that means lots of kitchen experiments! These Nasturtium bread rolls do have a nasturtium flavour once cooked but once I added ingredients for a burger it was not very noticeable. Just beautiful lush green tasty burgers!

This recipe would be great for a garden party, high tea, or just for something fun and interesting! I am a big believer in making everyday special. Make your own magic!

Yield: 8 Burger Buns or 10-12 Rolls

Nasturtium Bread Roll Recipe

nasturtium bread roll

These Nasturtium bread rolls were a fun kitchen experiment to make vibrant green bread naturally. These Nasturtium bread rolls were a fun kitchen experiment to make vibrant green bread naturally. They have a mild nasturtium flavour when eaten on their own but served with chutney or as a burger, the flavour is very subtle.

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 3 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbs oil
  • 2 cups greens (i used Nasturtium leaves and fennel fronds)

Instructions

    1. Blend greens in 1/2 cup of lukewarm water using a Nutribullet or blender. Then add the remaining water and mix.


    2. Pour greens and water into a bowl and add sugar and yeast. Whisk to combine. Set aside for 5 - 10 mins to activate.


    3. In a large bowl mix flour, oil and salt. Add in your green mixture half at a time and mix. It may need more water to form a dough so add water to your green bowl to mix and use up any of the residual greens. Add to the mixture as needed to form a dough. Knead for 1-2 mins.


    4. Rub some oil in a bowl and add the dough ball. Cover and set aside somewhere warm to rise for 1-2 hours.


    5. Cut and lightly roll dough into round buns. 8 large or 10-12 regular size. Cover and allow to rise again for 30mins - 1hr.


    6. Whisk an egg and brush a light coat on top of the bread rolls. This is just to make them shiny and is optional. Place them on a lightly greased or non-stick tray. Bake at 180 degrees Celcius for 20mins or until slightly golden.

Notes

Best served fresh with butter. I rolled butter into a ball and coated with edible flowers (calendula and cornflower petals) for added WOW! Delicious on their own or as I have in this video make your favourite burgers using lots of salad and veggies from the garden!

There are so many ways to use Nasturtiums and I have plenty more ideas to try out. The most common way to use Nasturtium is in a salad. The leaves, flowers and seed pods are all edible. The flowers have a mild peppery taste and the leaves are a lot stronger in flavour. It is so important to learn how to use your edible plants so that you can get the most out of them! Especially in small space gardening. Below is a list of Nasturtium Recipes I have made so far:

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Holly

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Growing Nasturtiums

Growing Nasturtiums

About Nasturtiums

My nasturtiums are abundant again for the Autumn/ Winter season and are popping up everywhere! They make a beautiful lush ground cover and are so easy to grow! Once you have them in your garden they will pop up every year without any effort on your behalf. They have so many uses and integrated relationships within your garden which makes them one of my favourite permaculture plants. Their lily pad-like leaves also give all the magical fairy vibes.

Growing Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums seem to thrive well in most soil types and you will often see them spilling out on to the street from gardens or popping up in the wild. They have quite a weed-like growth because they are so easy to grow and self-seed. They come in a few different varieties and range in colours from yellow, red, orange, peach, white and a beautiful scarlet red that I have my eye on.

They can also make a companion plant as they keep the soil protected and create a great space for beneficial insects to live. They are a great addition to any garden and one of my top permaculture plants due to the number of beneficial uses and positive relationships with other plants and animals.

Medicinal

Nasturtiums have many medicinal and healing qualities. They are rich in vitamin C, boost your immune system, as well as a natural aid to antibacterial and fungal infections. Plus most of the plant is edible which I love! Please note it is best to try things in moderation and I am by no means a medical professional.  I did read that you should possibly avoid Nasturtium if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have kidney disease. 

Chickens

Growing Nasturtiums can also attract snails, aphids and other bugs which keeps them away from your sensitive crops and then you can just harvest patches of affected plants and feed them to your chickens. The chickens will love the snails/bugs and the Nasturtium itself is a great natural medicine for the chickens. Nasturtium can improve reproductive health, immunity and help as a natural antibiotic.

Ways to Eat Nasturtiums

There are so many ways to use this plant and I have only tried a few so far. It is so important to learn how to use your edible plants so that you can get the most out of them! Here is a list of ways along with links to any recipes I have on my blog.

Are you growing Nasturtiums? Do you use Nasturtium in any other ways? I would love to know, please leave a comment below.

Holly🌱

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Nasturtium Capers

Nasturtium Capers

If you have been following me for a bit you will know I have been on a Nasturtium recipe craze! One of the things I am trying to do is learn as many recipes as I can for things that I grow in my garden. It turns out Nasturtiums have a lot more uses than just a pretty edible flower!! My plants were getting a bit wild and overtaking the garden so I picked all the flowers and collected a whole bunch of seed pods to make Nasturtium Capers. This is a two-part process where I soaked the seed pods for 5 days before pickling.

INGREDIENTS

  • Jar of Nasturtium Seed pods
  • White Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Mustard seeds
  • Dill leaves

METHOD

Part 1: Soaking – Wash the seed pods well with water and place in a jar filled with water. Leave to soak in the fridge for 2 days. Then rinse again and refill the jar with water and add a teaspoon of salt to make a brine. Leave to soak for another day or so. This process should help remove some of the bitterness from the seeds. After a few days in the brine rinse and leave in plain water while you prepare the vinegar.

Part 2: Pickling liquid – In a saucepan on a low heat add a jar (whatever one you are going to be pickling in) of white vinegar and then about 1/4 of the jar of water. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and I like my pickles sweet so I added 1 Tablespoon of sugar. Stir until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Taste and add more sugar or salt depending on your liking. Set aside to cool.

Wash your jar well with hot water to sterilise and add your seed pods and pick out any that don’t look the best or any leaves etc. I added a teaspoon of mustard seeds, small dill leaf and a sprinkle of chilli flakes. You could mix this up with whatever flavours you like.

Once the pickling liquid has cooled down add it to your jar and place in the fridge. I noticed from my research that they go brown once pickled so tried one batch with Nasturtium flowers added to it (on top pushed down into the liquid) and this turned out great with an orange pickling liquid. I removed the flowers at the end when I opened them to eat. I waited two weeks to try mine because I got busy but I’m sure after a few days to a week you could try them.

As these Nasturtium Capers are just a refrigerated pickle I would eat them within 3 months.

How to eat Nasturtium Capers?

These are a delicious accompaniment to most meals! Try served on an omelette, pizza, salad or with a fish dish.

Nasturtium
Lettuce wraps with Avocado, Haloumi, Basil and Nasturtium Capers.

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Garden Pesto

Garden Pesto

I had homemade Garden Pesto on my (Giant) list of things to try and when I finally did… omg I will never buy pesto again! Quick, easy and so delicious!! Also, you can really just add whatever garden greens and herbs you have growing in your garden. I even use the ones with holes from bugs. Just wash and check there’s no bugs before using.

Garden Pesto Recipe

  • 2 cups of greens and herbs. I used Nasturtiums (flowers and leaves), young sweet potato leaves, basil, cauliflower leaves, bokchoy, tatsoi, rainbow chard and parsley.
  • 1 Small garlic clove
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Splash of water
  • 1TBS Lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt to season

Wash and quickly blanch the greens in boiling water for 30secs then add into iced water. This will help them keep their vibrant green colour. Strain off and then blend all ingredients until combined. I just have NutriBullet and it’s OK, I just need to stop and mix quite a few times. A mixer would be better. Then place in a recycled glass jar. I kept mine in the fridge and used it that week. You could freeze smaller portions in IceCube trays for later!.

Mix your Garden Pesto through some pasta for a deliciously easy, low waste meal!

Holly 🌱

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Nasturtium Mini Quiche

Nasturtium Mini Quiche

Nasturtium is in absolute abundance in my garden right now and I want to learn how to make the most of this fruitful time. I think learning how to use a plant is just as important as learning how to grow it. This month I have been exploring lots of different ways to use Nasturtium. Nasturtium mini quiches are so quick, easy and taste delicious. Get the most out of your garden by growing things that have a multitude of uses to really help you maximise your space.

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Nasturtium Mini Quiche

  • 12 Medium – Large Nasturtium Leaves

Quiche Mix

  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream (i used coconut cream)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and Pepper to season

Whisk Quiche mix in a bowl and set aside.

Fillings

  • Red onion
  • Feta
  • Spring onion
  • Marinated olives
  • Red capsicum
  • Parsley
  • Broccoli
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Grated Cheese

Finely chop your filling vegetables. I overshot how much veggies I needed. My muffin trays are on the smaller side and you don’t need much to fill them. So just chop a little bit and you can always chop more if needed. You could add any vegetables you have available these are just what I had.

Nasturtium Mini Quiche

Assembly

  1. Preheat Oven to 170-180 degrees celsius.
  2. Grease a muffin tray well with oil.
  3. Place your Nasturtium leaves in top side down.
  4. Add your filling (except grated cheese), just a couple pieces of each as it will soon fill up.
  5. Using a measuring cup or jug pour your Quiche mix in and try not to fill over the top of the leaves.
  6. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  7. Bake for 30mins or until the filling has set.
  8. Remove and allow to cool for 10mins.
  9. Carefully remove from trays using a spoon. You may need to run a knife around the top if the cheese has stuck to the sides.

Please note my recipes are more of a guide.. ( I am not a technically accurate baker, I just wing it).

If you have plenty of Nasturtiums check out my other recipes.

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Holly 🌱

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