Nasturtium Infused Vinegar
Our strawberries transplanted from a friend’s garden came with a special surprise: nasturtiums. The strawberry bed quickly turned into a nasturtium bed, and I’ve had beautiful, spicy flowers to add to my salads and pop in my mouth.
I hate wasting food, and at first I could keep up my nasturtium eating habits with how many were coming out, but within a few weeks it was a losing battle. If you’ve grown nasturtiums, you’ll know how quickly they spread and multiply - suddenly I would have at least thirty flowers after I picked what we could eat that day.
I love my spicy edible things like this one and was excited when I saw Grow Forage Cook Ferment’s recipe for nasturtium vinegar because it uses alllll the flowers. Also, I just love her blog as a go-to source for recipes. She’s great.
Check her post out here, including reading how this vinegar boosts eye health and other nutritive properties. I infused it into a raw apple cider vinegar. Within just one day it turns a brilliant, rich orange colour.
Nasturtium Vinegar Recipes
You can use this product anywhere you’d normally use vinegar, but one recipe stands out right away: salad dressing.
1/3 c nasturtium infused vinegar
2/3 c extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 tbsp raw honey
1/8 tsp sea salt
fresh ground pepper
Use: use on fresh salad greens with your choice of vegetables (tomatoes, avocado, feta and roasted almonds sounds perfect to me!)
What other ideas do you have? Comment below!