Edible Flower Salt

Edible Flower Salt

I jump at any chance to use edible flowers in my dishes and this edible flower fairy salt is one of my favourites! Edible flowers are a great, easy way to add wow factor to any dish. Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) are so vibrant and have been abundance in my garden this summer. This recipe helps preserve their stunning colours and I can use them on my dishes throughout the year.

Fairy salt would be a great way to get kids involved with garden to plate cooking. Foraging for edible flowers, drying them and making fairy salt.

Edible Flower Salt is so EASY with only two ingredients!

You could use any edible flowers for this but cornflowers are the perfect size and colour. They lose their colour when they are left to dry on the plant so I feel better about picking them.

Yield: 1/2 cup

Edible Flower Fairy Salt

edible flower salt
Prep Time 5 days
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 days 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Salt Flakes
  • 2 TBSP dried Cornflowers

Instructions

  1. Pick cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) and gently pull the petals from the bud. Lay them out flat on a plate. Leave them to dry completely for 5 days turning them regularly to release moisture. To speed up this process you could put them in the oven on low (40-50degrees Celcius) to dry.
  2. Place salt flakes into an airtight jar. Mix through the dried cornflowers.
  3. Serve on meals as a finishing salt.

Serving Suggestions

I have been using this edible flower salt to brighten up so many of my meals. Simple eggs on toast become a little more magical with a dusting of this flower salt. I also made some delicious salt and vinegar beetroot chips and this salt was the perfect addition.

salt and vinegar beetroot chips
Salt and Vinegar Beetroot Chips with Edible Flower Salt

DIY Gift Idea

I have also made up small jars as gifts to friends. A small simple gesture can go such a long way. I want to get in the habit of taking a small gift whenever I visit friends and family. Whether that is some preserved produce, cuttings, seedling or some saved seeds. You never know how much a spark of inspiration can cause a ripple effect in someone’s life.

Holly ๐ŸŒฑ

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Nasturtium Salt

Nasturtium Salt

Delicious and beautiful Nasturtium Salt is a great way to add some fun and flavour to your meals. The beautifully abundant Nasturtium is back for the Autumn/ Winter season and this year I’m giving this humble plant time to shine! It is so often under-utilised and I will admit that previously I have only ever used the flowers and leaves in a salad and as a garnish. So I am on a mission to put together a series of recipes and tips to help you get the most out of your Nasturtiums.

Nasturtium Salt

Packed full of flavour, vitamin C and beneficial minerals, this Nasturtium salt is a magical addition to your pantry staples.

Ingredients:

  • Two cups/ handfuls of Nasturtium flowers and leaves
  • 1 cup of Salt – I used a mix of Australian blossom salt and pink Himalayan rock salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Method:

  1. Rinse and check Nasturtium for any bugs.
  2. Blitz all the ingredients in a mixer, blender or NutriBullet until the leaves are all broken down.
  3. Then spread on to a tray and dehydrate on low 30-40 degrees Celcius until completely dry. It will lighten in colour so if you break up any larger pieces and they are still dark green it needs longer. Mine took 3 hours in the dehydrator. You can use the Oven too if you do not have a Dehydrator.
  4. Pour into a bowl or mortar and pestle and break up any larger pieces.
  5. Place in a jar and you have a beautiful, nutrition-packed salt! I used the Pink Himalayan salt for added beneficial minerals. A mild peppery salt to enjoy on your morning eggs on toast and add a nutritious flavour boost to any cooking.

I use the 6 tray Bio Chef Dehydrator

What ways do you like to use Nasturtiums? Another great way is these delicious Nasturtium Wrap – Recipe Here.  Leave me a comment below.

Holly ๐ŸŒฑ

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